KINGSFORD — The Gladstone Braves tennis staff took a 5-3 loss Thursday afternoon towards the Kingsford Flivvers in Kingsford.
In singles, Rane Castor defeated Gabe LaFrenire at No. 1 (1-6, 7-6, 7-5), whereas Peter Noblet downed Niko Przoslakowski at No. 2 (6-2, 6-2) to earn the 2 Gladstone wins.
“I’m very proud how Rane didn’t surrender,” mentioned Braves coach Ryan Barron. “All it took was one nice shot, and he fed off that confidence and gained 5 straight video games to shut it out.
“Peter Noblet had a strong displaying as we speak as nicely. As soon as he will get his confidence up he’s going to be a troublesome matchup for opponents.”
Castor felt he performed nicely regardless of a couple of errors.
“I bought down on myself an excessive amount of after I began doing dangerous,” Castor mentioned. “I used to be additionally a step quick on numerous pictures, affecting my follow-through. In any other case, I performed fairly good. My serves had been actually on as we speak.”
In doubles, the Braves took the win at No. 3 with Issac Bethaume and Zach Brazeau beating Charlie Christensen and Cole Harris of Kingsford (6-0, 7-5).
At No. 1, Carter Hedman and Sean Sailer misplaced towards Caleb Boone and Christine Glodowski (6-1, 6-4).
“We performed a troublesome opponent as we speak,” mentioned Sailer. “We didn’t carry out nicely within the first set, improved within the second, however nonetheless got here up quick.”
In accordance with Chad Britton, No. 2 doubles had their hardest match but. He and Dragan Graham misplaced towards Issac Nash and Ben Trevillian 6-0 in each units.
“We tried to maintain it shut with them,” Britton mentioned. “We introduced them into a number of deuces however couldn’t shut the matches. Extra expertise is at all times good, although. I’m positive we are going to grow to be extra constant because the season progresses.”
The Braves head to West Iron County as we speak.
No.1 — Castor, G, def. LaFrenire, Ok, 1-6, 7-6, 7-5; No. 2 — Noblet, G, def. Przoslakowski, G, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 — Saari, Ok, def. Jensen, G, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 — Default, Ok, Forfeit, G.
No. 1 — Boone-Glodowski, Ok, def. Hedman-Sailer, G, 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 — Nash-Trevillian, Ok, def. Graham-Britton, G, 6-0, 6-0; No.3 — Bethaume-Brazeau, G, def. Christensen-Harris, Ok, 6-0, 7-5; No. 4 — Default, Ok, Forfeit, G.
MARQUETTE — Wednesday, the Braves took on the Redmen in Marquette in a 6-2 loss.
“Having a small staff this yr at all times makes it powerful to be aggressive as a staff,” mentioned Barron. “Not having a No. 4 singles or No. 4 doubles, we’re at all times preventing an uphill battle proper off the bat.”
The 2 Gladstone victories got here at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 1, Sailer and Hedman beat Beau Bellkowski and Jason Andery 7-5 and 7-6 whereas Berthaume and Bazeau gained 6-1 and 6-4 towards Matt and Nate Barsch.
“I used to be happy with how my No. 1 double staff fought as we speak. They’re beginning to talk and again one another up, which is required to achieve success,” mentioned Barron. “My No. 3 doubles continues to enhance every match. I’m excited to see what the remainder of the yr brings.”
Sailer and Hedman had been each pleased with how they carried out.
“Carter and I performed a really full sport,” mentioned Sailer. “We stayed composed all through the match, particularly by way of the tie breaker, and got here out on high in the long run.”
Hedman talked about how a lot he loved what he known as a, ‘phenomenal match.’
“We had a very enjoyable time and are very comfortable to come back out with the win,” Hedman commented. “That being mentioned, now it’s on to the following.”
No. 1 — Olivier, M, def. def. Castor, G, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Johnson, M, def. Noblet, G, 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 — Brian Bellkowski, M, def. Jensen, G, 6-2, 6-0. No. 4 — Default, M, Forfeit, G.
No. 1 — Sailer-Hedman, G, def. Beau Bellkowski-Andrey, M, 7-5, 7-6; No. 2 — Modell-Camili, M, def. Britton-Graham, G, 6-1, 6-3; No 4. — Berthaume-Brazeau, G, def. Matt Barsch-Nate Barsch, M, 6-1, 6-4; No. 4 — Default, Ok, Forfeit, G.
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