Boys Tennis Suffers First Loss Of Season At Negaunee, 6-2

Boys Tennis Suffers First Loss Of Season At Negaunee, 6-2

MSHS Varsity Boys Tennis (5-1; 3-0 GNC)



  • No. 1Luke Syrjala, NEGAUNEE def. Matt Barsch, MARQUETTE, 6-2, 6-3;
  • No. 2Gavin Saunders, NEGAUNEE def. Chase Thomsen, MARQUETTE, 6-1, 6-1;
  • No. 3Tyler Lajmodiere, NEGAUNEE def. Caleb Janofski, MARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-1;
  • No. 4 – Mick Kumpala, NEGAUNEE def. Nathen Barsch, MARQUETTE, 6-0, 6-0;


  • No. 1Jason Andary & William Olivier, MARQUETTE def. James Thomson & Jace Turri, NEGAUNEE, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1;
  • No. 2Gavin Downey & Bryce Storms, NEGAUNEE def. Keaton Ansell & Isaac Johnson, MARQUETTE, 7-5, 6-3;
  • No. 3Toby Camilli & Seppi Camilli, MARQUETTE def. Zack Brundage & Gavin Jacobson, NEGAUNEE, 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-3;
  • No. 4Brandon Borlace & Ethan Harris, NEGAUNEE def. Bodhi White & Holden Hutter, MARQUETTE, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

From MSHS Boys Tennis Head Coach, Karl Thomsen:

  • “Well, quite honestly this was by far the best competition we played all year and I thought our kids played their butts off. I don’t think I’ve ever been more happy with a 2 matches-to-six matches defeat. We had about 5 JV players filling in today and competed very well against a U.P. powerhouse. Some of the sets we lost were much closer than the score indicates. Lots of games going to deuce, with lots of good points being played. For sure the highlights were our victories at #1 and #3 doubles. Both our teams really took control in the 3rd set and played their best tennis when it counted. With all of this being said, there are definitely a lot of things we are going to have to clean up before we roll into the tournaments. All and all, a great day of tennis up in Negaunee.”