All-U.P. Division 1 Girls Tennis Awards Released; MSHS Has Three Honored

All-U.P. Division 1 Girls Tennis Awards Released; MSHS Has Three Honored

The All-U.P. Division 1 Girls Tennis postseason awards were released today (10/5/21) and MSHS had three of its girls tennis student-athletes receive honors.

Marquette’s #1 Singles student-athlete Kaia Miller was honored with All-U.P. First Team Singles accolades.  The MSHS #1 Doubles tandem of Eliina Brazeau and Cecelia Jacuzzo were named All-U.P. First Team Doubles.

Below is the complete list of post-season honors for the 2021 U.P. Division 1 girls tennis season:

U.P. Division 1 Player of the Year:

  • Lillian Nelson, Negaunee

U.P. Division 1 Coach of the Year:

  • Sarah Massie, Westwood

Division 1 All-UP First Team Singles:

  • Kaia Miller, Marquette
  • Lillian Nelson, Negaunee
  • Ashlyn Blaskowski, Kingsford
  • Pearl Wellens, Menominee
  • Jillian Koski, Westwood
  • Sophia Derkos, Escanaba
  • Addie Tromblie, Gladstone
  • Daylyn Drew, Negaunee
  • Lindsay Williams, Westwood

Division 1 All-UP First Team Doubles:

  • Emma Miller & Madison Austin – Negaunee
  • Natalie Prophet & Natalie Blanck – Westwood
  • Emma Wagner & Montgomery Pepin – Gladstone
  • Abby Hill & Gracie Wickham – Escanaba
  • Eliina Brazeau & Cecelia Jacuzzo – Marquette
  • Kennedy Olson & Anna Ngrat – Menominee
  • Delaney Cram & Paige Janousek – Kingsford
  • Erica Moore & Delaney McIntyre – Escanaba
  • Lexi Olson & Alyssa Prophet – Westwood
Girls Tennis Finishes Fifth At GNC Championships; Bullock & Pleaugh Win At #4 Doubles

Girls Tennis Finishes Fifth At GNC Championships; Bullock & Pleaugh Win At #4 Doubles

On Wednesday, September 22, MSHS played host to the Great Northern Conference (GNC) Girls Tennis Championships.  Matches during the day were played at MSHS as well as Northern Michigan University’s tennis courts.

Team Scores:

  1. Escanaba – 26
  2. West Iron County – 13
  3. Menominee – 12
  4. Gladstone – 11
  5. Marquette – 9 
  6. Kingsford – 9
  7. Munising – 0

Top Performers:

  • 1st Place (GNC Champions)Payton Bullock & Payton Pleaugh (#4 Doubles)
  • 3rd PlaceNatalie Deneau (#4 Singles)
  • 3rd PlaceHosanna Brindle & Jenna Hassell (#2 Doubles)

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Hats off to Escanaba.  I would definitely say they came in as the favorites and lived up to the billing.  Seven of the eight flights featured Escanaba in the finals and they ended up winning three of those matches, including a nail biter at #1 doubles.  As far as the Marquette girls go, I was super proud of all of their performances.  At four singles, Natalie Deneau battled the eventual champ in a back-and-forth semi-final match. The biggest highlight of the day for us was our freshmen doubles team of Payton Bullock and Payton Pleaugh taking home a GNC title with a 3rd set tiebreak win. I can tell you they had a lot of nerves kicking in the 3rd set, but they really settled down, had some fun out there, and brought home a well deserved championship.”
Girls Tennis Defeats Ishpeming, 6-2

Girls Tennis Defeats Ishpeming, 6-2

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (3-7-1; 1-4-1 GNC)

MARQUETTE 6, ISHPEMING 2

Singles

  • No. 1Kaia MillerMARQUETTE def. Ells Luke, ISHPEMING, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4;
  • No. 2Annabella Martinson, MARQUETTE def. Maia Hemmila, ISHPEMING, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3;
  • No. 3Emily DeMarois, ISHPEMING def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-1;
  • No. 4Natalie Deneau, MARQUETTE def. Jelena DeLongchamp, ISHPEMING, 6-0, 6-0;

Doubles

  • No. 1Addie Morton & Jenna Maki, ISHPEMING def. Eliina Brazeau & Cecelia JacuzzoMARQUETTE, 6-4, 6-4;
  • No. 2Hosanna Brindle & Jenna Hassell, MARQUETTE def. Ashley Stille & Emma LaFave, ISHPEMING, 6-3, 7-5;
  • No. 3Sophie Krysmalski & Lyndsey Lake, MARQUETTE def. Ciara Schaffer & Emily Vial, ISHPEMING, 6-3, 6-0;
  • No. 4Payton Bullock & Payton Pleaugh, MARQUETTE def. Kaitlyn VanDueren & Kadie Kaukola, ISHPEMING, 6-2, 6-1;

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “There were some real good battles up on the Ishpeming courts today. The number one singles match was tops on that list. Kaia and Ella put on quite the show for the fans, a lot of long rallies and quality shots. I was also happy to see our girls continue to improve on the strategy side of things. I thought the team of Sophie Krysmalski and Lyndsey Lake did a wonderful job of communicating and closing out points at the net. On the singles side of things, Annabella Martinson did a great job of adjusting to her opponent’s ground strokes and turned things around for a nice victory. We will need that kind of tennis I.Q. heading into the conference tournament next week.”
Girls Tennis Falls At Escanaba

Girls Tennis Falls At Escanaba

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (2-7-1; 1-4-1 GNC)

MARQUETTE 0, ESCANABA 8

Singles

  • No. 1 – Sophia Derkos, ESCANABA def. Kaia MillerMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-0;
  • No. 2 – Natalie Williams, ESCANABA def. Annabella MartinsonMARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-0;
  • No. 3 – Lizzie Sliva, ESCANABA def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-0;
  • No. 4 – Sam Manninen, ESCANABA def. Natalie DeneauMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-3;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Abbie Hill & Grace Wickham, ESCANABA def. Eliina Brazeau & Cecelia JacuzzoMARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-4;
  • No. 2 – Paxton Bullen & Delaney McIntyre, ESCANABA def. Hosanna Brindle & Jenna Hassell, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 7-5;
  • No. 3 – Leslie Purcell & Sonya Maki, ESCANABA def. Sophie Krysmalski & Lyndsey Lake, MARQUETTE, 6-4, 7-5;
  • No. 4 – Molly VanDamme & Lily Newhouse, ESCANABA def. Payton Bullock & Payton PleaughMARQUETTE, 6-4, 6-1;

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Today was one of those days where the overall team score doesn’t reflect the play on the courts.  Three of our four doubles matches could have gone either way with a bounce here or there.  A lot of the games went to deuce and we are just going to have to find a way to win those key points.  If we can accomplish that, and I think we have the crew to do that, we’ll be in good shape for the end of the season run.”
Girls Tennis Battles Menominee to 4-4 Draw

Girls Tennis Battles Menominee to 4-4 Draw

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (1-6-1; 0-3-1 GNC)

MARQUETTE 4, MENOMINEE 4

Singles

  • No. 1Kaia Miller, MARQUETTE def. Pearl Wellins, MENOMINEE, 6-0, 6-1;
  • No. 2Rylee Doyle, MENOMINEE def. Annabella Martinson, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-2;
  • No. 3Marin Park, MENOMINEE def. Lexi Hammerstrom, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3);
  • No. 4Natalie Deneau, MARQUETTE def. Madison Derusha, MENOMINEE, 6-4, 6-2;

Doubles

  • No. 1Anna Nerat & Kennedy Olson, MENOMINEE def. Eliina Brazeau & Cecelia Jacuzzo, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-4;
  • No. 2Hosanna Brindle & Jenna Hassel, MARQUETTE def. Bella Lavia & Raquel Botbyl, MENOMINEE, 6-0, 6-4;
  • No. 3MaKayla Sinks & Lola Doyle, MENOMINEEE def. Sophie Krysmalski & Lyndsey Lake, MARQUETTE, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4);
  • No. 4Payton Bullock & Payton Pleaugh, MARQUETTE def. Maddy Barker & Kameron Olson, MENOMINEE, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4;

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “We had two pretty evenly matches teams fighting it out at the Shiras Courts today. There were a lot of long rallies and good shots being made by both teams. We had three freshmen, Payton Bullock and Payton Pleaugh (#4 doubles) and Jenna Hassel, along with her partner Hosanna Brindle, step up and have some key wins. In the singles department, Natalie Deneau continued her solid play and Kaia Miller picked up her first win at #1 singles. Most of all, I was extremely happy with the positive attitudes they displayed on the courts.”
Girls Tennis Drops Dual Match To Negaunee

Girls Tennis Drops Dual Match To Negaunee

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (0-5; 0-3 GNC)

MARQUETTE 0, NEGAUNEE 8

Singles

  • No. 1 – Lilly Nelson, NEGAUNEE def. Hosana BrindleMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-0;
  • No. 2 – Daylyn Drew, NEGAUNEE def. Annabella MartinsonMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-1;
  • No. 3 – Izzy Kantola, NEGAUNEE def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-3;
  • No. 4 – Jordan Enright, NEGAUNEE def. Natalie DeneauMARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-2;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Emma Miller & Madi Austin, NEGAUNEE def. Eliina Brazeau & Cece JacuzzoMARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-1;
  • No. 2 – Stella Harris & Alex Levra, NEGAUNEE def. Kaia Miller & Lyndsey Lake, MARQUETTE, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2;
  • No. 3 – Maddie Frustaglio & Olivia Lunseth, NEGAUNEE def. Maija Parkkonen & Kyra Autio, MARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-0;
  • No. 4 – Kallen Schultz & Aubrey Johnson, NEGAUNEE def. Jenna Hassel & Sophie KrysmalskiMARQUETTE, 6-2, 7-5;

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Our young team struggled today a little more than I would have liked today. The struggle was a combination of too many unforced errors and a lot of solid hitting by the young ladies from Negaunee. Coach Saari has a top notch program. So as a young team, if we are to compete with them, we need to be firing on all cylinders and show a lot of mental toughness. We get another look at them this Thursday up the road in Negaunee.”
Girls Tennis Defeated By Westwood, 6-2

Girls Tennis Defeated By Westwood, 6-2

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (0-4; 0-3 GNC)

MARQUETTE 2, WESTWOOD 6

Singles

  • No. 1 – Jillian Koski, WESTWOOD def. Hosana BrindleMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-1;
  • No. 2 – Lindsay Williams, WESTWOOD def. Annabella MartinsonMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-4;
  • No. 3 – Mallory Leece, WESTWOOD def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 6-3, 5-2 (retired);
  • No. 4 – Alyssa Couveau, WESTWOOD def. Natalie DeneauMARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-1;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Natalie Prophet & Natalie Blanck, WESTWOOD def. Eliina Brazeau & Cece JacuzzoMARQUETTE, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3);
  • No. 2 – Lyndsey Lake & Sophie Krysmalski, MARQUETTE def. Hannah Niemi & Hannah Mattila, WESTWOOD, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-4;
  • No. 3 – Lexi Olson & Alyssa Prophet, WESTWOOD def. Maija Parkkonen & Kyra Autio, MARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-0;
  • No. 4 – Jenna Hassel & Maya GriffinMARQUETTE def. Taylor Jackovich & Laci Moffat, WESTWOOD, 6-3, 6-3;

From MSHS Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Our current team has only one member of last year’s varsity team playing in the line-up.  Coach Massie and Coach Jackson, of Westwood, have done a great job of sustaining a quality program, so it was great experience for our girls to get to see what a year-in and year-out U.P. powerhouse looks like.  My hat goes off to our #2 doubles team of Lyndsey Lake and Sophie Krysmalski.  They picked up their first varsity win by displaying some grit in a come behind victory. ”
Girls Tennis Battles Hard In Efforts At Kingsford And West Iron County

Girls Tennis Battles Hard In Efforts At Kingsford And West Iron County

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (0-3; 0-3 GNC)

The MSHS Girls Tennis team traveled to Kingsford and West Iron County on Monday (8/25/21) for a doubleheader road trip.  The team fought hard in both matches and continues to gain valuable playing experience, but ultimately fell to both schools on the day.

MARQUETTE 3, KINGSFORD 5

Singles

  • No. 1 – Ashlyn Blaskowski, KINGSFORD def. Hosana BrindleMARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-1;
  • No. 2 – Jenna Olkkonen, KINGSFORD def. Annabella MartinsonMARQUETTE, 7-5,7-6 (7-5);
  • No. 3 – Maegan Dooley, KINGSFORD def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 4-6, 7-5, 10-7;
  • No. 4 – Natalie DeneauMARQUETTE def. Ella Rizzo, KINGSFORD, 6-1, 2-6, 10-4;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Eliina Brazeau & Cecilia JacuzzoMARQUETTE def. Paige Janousek & Delaney Chim, KINGSFORD, 5-7, 6-1, 10-5;
  • No. 2 – Macy Holmes & Maggie Meneghini, KINGSFORD def. Lyndsey Lake & Sophie Krysmalski, MARQUETTE, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2;
  • No. 3 – Maija Parkkonen & Kyra Autio, MARQUETTE def. Addie Rutter & Linnea Grub, KINGSFORD, 7-5, 6-2;
  • No. 4 – Lexi Vross & Ellyse Doehia, KINGSFORD def. Jenna Hassel & Maya GriffinMARQUETTE, 6-4, 6-1;

MARQUETTE 2, WEST IRON COUNTY 6

Singles

  • No. 1 – Aurora Dahl, WEST IRON COUNTY def. Hosana BrindleMARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-4;
  • No. 2 – Kali Applin, WEST IRON COUNTY def. Annabella MartinsonMARQUETTE, 3-6, 6-0, Retired;
  • No. 3 – Brynlee Nodurft, WEST IRON COUNTY def. Lexi HammerstromMARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-2;
  • No. 4 – Kaitlyn Smith, WEST IRON COUNTY def. Natalie DeneauMARQUETTE, 6-2, 3-6, 10-4;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Eliina Brazeau & Cecilia JacuzzoMARQUETTE def. Madison Berutti & Aubrey Bice, WEST IRON COUNTY, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8;
  • No. 2 – Lillie Schmutzler & Callista Bortomeolli, WEST IRON COUNTY def. Lyndsey Lake & Sophie Krysmalski, MARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-2;
  • No. 3 – Sienna Stine & Autumn Smith, WEST IRON COUNTY, def. Maija Parkkonen & Kyra Autio, MARQUETTE, 7-5, 6-2;
  • No. 4 – Jenna Hassel & Maya GriffinMARQUETTE def. Bailey Hoffort & Sadie Donati, WEST IRON COUNTY, 6-4, 6-1;

From Girls Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Hats off to our girls for battling through 85-degree plus heat against two very tough opponents. I was really pleased with how our #1 doubles team of Eliina Brazeau and Cecelia Jaccuzo dug deep and pulled out both their matches after dropping the first set. Also a hats off to our #4 singles player, Natalie Deneau, for splitting two three set matches against a couple of very consistent young ladies.”
Girls Tennis Falls To Gladstone, 6-2

Girls Tennis Falls To Gladstone, 6-2

MSHS Varsity Girls Tennis (0-1; 0-1 GNC)

MARQUETTE 2, GLADSTONE 6

Singles

  • No. 1 – Addie Trombley, GLADSTONE def. Hosana Brindle, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-1;
  • No. 2 – Alesha Marenger, GLADSTONE def. Annabella Martinson, MARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-4;
  • No. 3 – Tia Schone, GLADSTONE def. Lexi Hammerstrom, MARQUETTE, 6-3, 6-0;
  • No. 4 – Natalie Deneau, MARQUETTE def. Samara Sanville, GLADSTONE, 6-3, 6-1;

Doubles

  • No. 1 – Montgomery P. & Emma W., GLADSTONE def. Eliina Brazeau & Cece Jacuzzo, MARQUETTE, 6-4, 6-4;
  • No. 2 – Sophia R. & Sydney H., GLADSTONE def. Lyndsey Lake & Sophie Krysmalski, MARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-4;
  • No. 3 – Mandee B. & Rachel K., GLADSTONE def. Maija Parkkonen & Kyra Autio, MARQUETTE, 7-5, 7-5;
  • No. 4 – Jenna H. & Maya G., MARQUETTE def. Aliana M. & Charlotte H., GLADSTONE, 6-4, 6-2;

From Girls Tennis Assistant Coach, Nate McFarren:

  • “Today was a good showing for Marquette with only two returning varsity players going up against a very talented Gladstone team. The girls team has a bright future a very young team.  We’ll use the positives from today as we move forward into a busy week after the weekend.”
2021 Fall Sports Apparel Stores Now Open!

2021 Fall Sports Apparel Stores Now Open!

Apparel flash stores for fall sports are now open through BSN Team Sports.  If your sport is not yet listed, one will be added to this page in the very near future.  Please be aware of your sport’s closing date as orders cannot be accepted after that time.

To view and order items, go to www.bsnteamsports.com and enter your team’s access code.  Items will arrive roughly three weeks following the store closing date.

Team Access Codes (click sport for store flyer):