Mountaineers edge Marquette
MARQUETTE – Iron Mountain, with No. 1 doubles Elli McCole-Emily Chang recovering from a first-set rout, downed Marquette 5-3 in high school girls tennis Monday.
McCole-Chang clipped Marquette’s Brianna Buhl-Taylor Rovin 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
“That last match of the day put us over the top,” said Mountaineer coach Greg Stegall. That was a big comeback. They finally started playing tennis last two sets.”
Iron Mountain also garnered points from top singles Katie Brule and Olivia Truscott along with No. 2 doubles Kate Bugni-Emily Bugni and No. 3 doubles Kathryn Brown-Cayla Carney.
“Katie and Olivia battled hard and controlled the situation,” Stegall said. “They showed poise against talented competition.”
Iron Mountain (4-1) visits West Iron County today.
Kingsford’s match at Gladstone was postponed to Wednesday. The Flivvers travel to Negaunee today.
Iron Mountain 5,
SINGLES: 1. Katie Brule, IM, def. Madalyn Connon, 6-3, 6-2; 2. Olivia Truscott, IM, def. Laura Slavsky 7-6 (7-1), 6-3; 3. Eliza Annelin, M, def. Abby Theisen 6-1, 6-0; 4. Taylor Swajanen, M, def. Libby Brown 6-0, 6-0
DOUBLES: 1. Elli McCole-Emily Chang, IM, def. Brianna Buhl-Taylor Rovin 1-6, 6-4, 6-2; 2. Kate Bugni-Emily Bugni, IM, def. Amanda Gray-Mackenzie Verbeke 6-1,6-3; 3. Kathryn Brown-Cayla Carey, IM def. Mallory Grugin-Madison Rieboldt 6-2, 6-0; 4. Brenna Leafers-Aubrey Reynolds-Erspamer, M, def. Hannah Hakamaki-Grace Hansen 6-3, 6-3.