Boys Tennis Defeats Negaunee, 5-3

Boys Tennis Defeats Negaunee, 5-3

MSHS Varsity Boys Tennis (9-1-1; 5-0-1 GNC)



  • No. 1Nick Olivier, MARQUETTE def. Gavin Saunders, NEGAUNEE, 6-3, 6-1;
  • No. 2Tyler Lajimodiere, NEGAUNEE def. Matt Barsch, MARQUETTE, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2;
  • No. 3Mick Kumpala, NEGAUNEE def. Chase Thomsen, MARQUETTE, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4;
  • No. 4Brian Belkowski, MARQUETTE def. Ethan Harris, NEGAUNEE, 6-3, 6-2;


  • No. 1Jason Andary & William Olivier, MARQUETTE def. James Thomson & Jace Tuuri, NEGAUNEE, 6-3, 7-5;
  • No. 2 Gavin Downey & Bryce Storms, NEGAUNEE def. Keaton Ansell & Andrew King, MARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-2;
  • No. 3Liam McFarren & Isaac Johnson, MARQUETTE def. Zack Brundage & Gavin Jacobson, NEGAUNEE, 6-4, 6-1;
  • No. 4Toby Camilli & Tristan Potila, MARQUETTE def. Brandon Borlace & Carter Piziali, NEGAUNEE, 6-4, 6-2

From MSHS Boys Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Our two teams battled a couple weeks ago and you can see quite a bit of improvement from both teams. My hat goes off to Tyler and Mick, Negaunee’s #3 and #4 players. Both of those young men had to move up in the line-up today and it didn’t seem to faze them. As for our squad, I thought we were fundamentally strong in our doubles matches and Brian Belkowski did a good job of mixing his play up today. I’m really pleased with the level of tennis by both teams and it should make for an exciting U.P. Tournament next week. I think Coach Saari said this is the closest he can remember three teams (Negaunee, Esky, and Marquette) being heading into the U.P.’s in quite some time.”