MARQUETTE - Munising has played nothing but close high school boys tennis matches, tying for the second straight match on Tuesday at Gwinn.
The teams finished knotted at 4-4 as the Modeltowners won three singles matches and Mustangs (0-1-2) took three in doubles.
Munising, which lost its opener 5-3 at Marquette and tied Escanaba 4-4 last week, won the closest match of the day at No. 1 doubles. The duo of Joe Paquette and Chase Nebel held on for a 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5) marathon victory over Gwinn's Dallas St. Arnaud and Nick Bjork.
Ishpeming’s Lucas Lisowsky reaches for a shot against Iron Mountain during a singles match on Tuesday in Ishpeming. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Westwood’s Quinn Leroy returns a shot against Iron Mountain during a doubles match on Tuesday at Westwood High School. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
"They had the match in hand, then they lost it and then they got it back again," Mustangs coach Rod Gendron said of Paquette and Nebel.
The Modeltowners won the meet's only other three-setter, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win by Erik Asplund and Mason Bruce over Izaak Mahoski and Mike Mannisto.
Munising's Noah Ackerman stayed undefeated at No. 1 singles, taking a 6-1, 6-2 win over Derek Reetz.
Iron Mountain 6, Ishpeming 2
At Ishpeming Tuesday
SINGLES - No. 1 - Lucas Lisowsky (ISH) def. Taylor Huotari, 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 - Guillermo Ansede (ISH) def. Sawyer Kujala, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Luke Truscott (IM) def. Tony Gravedoni, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4; No. 4 - Al Tomassoni (IM) def. Jorge Muela, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Gerry Pirkola/Max Frorena (IM) def. Cody Johnson/Josh Penrose, 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 - Henry Hakamaki/Danny Willman (IM) def. Zach Johnson/Jake Peterson, 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 - Nick Cecconi/Jacob Morgrain (IM) def. Bodenn Denzel/Josh Kitto, 6-4, 6-0; No. 4 - Nick Lusardi/Jordan Wadge (IM) def. Jordan Musser/Dylan Skewis, 6-4, 6-3.
Munising 4, Gwinn 4
At Gwinn Tuesday
SINGLES - No. 1 - Noah Ackerman (M) def. Derek Reetz, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 - Jesse Mottes (G) def. Jacob Schramm, 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 - Micah Heath (G) def. Joe Schramm, 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 - Aiden Anderson (G) def. Nick Cercone, 6-3, 6-0.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Joe Paquette/Chase Nebel (M) def. Dallas St. Arnaud/Nick Bjork, 6-3, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5); No. 2 - Erik Asplund/Mason Bruce (G) def. Izaak Mahoski/Mike Mannisto, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1; No. 3 - Ryan Walther/Joe Brogan (M) def. Donald Hutchens/Erik Flinn, 6-4, 6-3; No. 4 - Trevor Witty/Ian McGinnis (M) def. Tommy Schmeltzer/Chris Stankowski, 6-1, 6-4.
Iron Mountain 7, Westwood 1
At Westwood Tuesday
SINGLES - No. 1 - Derek Wing (W) def. Taylor Huotari, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; No. 2 - Sawyer Kujala (IM) def. Josh Nicholas, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 - Luke Truscott (IM) def. Shawn McIntyre, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Al Tomassoni (IM) def. Nathen Nelson, 6-0, 6-2.
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Max Frorenza/Gerry Pirkola (IM) def. Quinn Leroy/Michael Ostlund, 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 - Henry Hakamaki/Danny Willman (IM) def. Andy Duquette/Jake Kierzek, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Nick Cecconi/Jacob Mongrain (IM) def. Mitch Messing/Andrew Airaudi, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - Jordan Wadge/Nick Lusardi (IM) def. Brandon Benda/Dan Arpiainen, 6-4, 6-0.
Iron Mountain 7,
At Ishpeming, the Mountaineers handed the Patriots their first loss of the season on Tuesday.
Derek Wing, playing in his first singles match of the season, was the lone winner for Westwood (3-1) at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, over the Mountaineers' Taylor Huotari.
"It's always good to play a quality opponent like we did ... to find out what you need to work on," Patriots coach Chris Jackson said.
All the IM victories came in straight sets, with Westwood coming the closest at No. 1 doubles, where Quinn Leroy and Michael Ostlund lost 6-4, 6-4, to IM's Max Frorenza and Gerry Pirkola.
Iron Mountain 6,
At Ishpeming, the Hematites' No. 1 and 2 singles player won for the first time this season.
Lucas Lisowsky at No. 1 took out IM's Taylor Huotari, 6-2, 6-1, while No. 2 Guillermo Ansede blanked the Mountaineers' Sawyer Kujala, 6-0, 6-0.
Ishpeming (0-3) No. 4 singles player Jorge Muela fell in three sets to IM's Al Tomassoni, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.