KHS handles Marquette

MARQUETTE – Kingsford overcame a “little sluggish start” to dispatch Marquette 7-1 in high school girls tennis Wednesday.

“The girls responded and came back,” Flivvers coach Mark Shanks said.

Kingsford juggled its lineup with Katy Hicks moving from No. 4 to 3 singles while freshman Tori Walters made her debut at No. 4 singles.

“Tori was in a good battle,” Shanks said of the 6-4, 6-4 setback to Taylor Swajanen.

Santina Bianco, normally at No. 3 singles, joined Ali VanRemortel at No. 2 in helping the Flivvers sweep doubles.

“Santina is a nice, crafty doubles player,” Shanks said. “It’s nice to have her versatility.”

Marquette also lost to Westwood, 6-2, on Wednesday.

“It was a tough day,” Redettes head coach Derek Sandstrom said. “Kingsford is tough from top to bottom. They’re talented and experienced.

“Our girls played just their fourth match of the season today and saw some of the toughest competition they’ll see all year.”

The Flivvers (5-0) host Westwood today and will play a make-up match with Escanaba on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Results follow:


SINGLES: No. 1, Hannah Tresedder (K) def. Madalyne Connon, 6-3, 6-1; No. 2, Janay Walters (K) def. Laura Slavsky, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3, Katy Hicks (K) def. Eliza Annelin, 6-1, 7-6 (5); No. 4, Taylor Swajanen (M) def. Tori Walters, 6-4, 6-4.

DOUBLES: No. 1, Anna Shanks/Kate Lamy (K) def. Brianna Buhl/Taylor Rovin, 6-3, 6-4; No. 2, Ali VanRemortel/Santina Bianco (K) def. Amanda Gray/Mackenzie Verbeke, 6-0, 6-1; No. 3, Megan Vanpembrook/Taylor Jacobson (K) def. Mallory Grugin/Madison Rieboldt, 6-1, 6-1; No. 4, Abby Johnson/Kelsey Bennett (K) def. Brenna Leafers/Aubrey Reynolds-Erspamer, 6-4, 6-2.