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Wednesday December 2, 2020
Braves Sweep Singles, Top Eskymos In Fun Rivalry

GLADSTONE---The Escanaba Eskymos and Gladstone Braves always have good, hard-fought battles when they face each other, no matter what sport it is.

But in Tuesday afternoon's tennis match in Gladstone, the rivalry was a little more intense, and a little more fun. That's because some of the boys on the Gladstone team were members of the Escanaba High School hockey team this winter as part of the co-op arrangement between the two schools in that sport.

And so there it was, at #2 singles, Gladstone's Dan Williams going head-to-head against Escanaba's Tyler Myrick. And one court over, at #1 doubles, you had Gladstone's Bryce Wolf facing Escanaba's Jake Eastin as part of that doubles match.

Gladstone's #1 singles Aaron Parmet
The result? Well, amongst the hockey players, anyway, it was a split. Williams won the singles match for the Braves, while Eastin and his partner, David Fix, won the doubles match for the Eskymos.

As for the match itself, the Braves won all four singles matches and took the #2 doubles match and beat the Eskymos in the team score, 5-3. Gladstone's Aaron Parmet turned in another dominating performance at #1 singles. He easily discarded Eskymo Austin Martin, 6-1, 6-0. The match took less than 40 minutes to complete, similiar in length to Parmet's win against Gwinn's #1 singles player last week.

Williams and Myrick had several long rallies in their #2 singles match, but Williams used the lines to his benefit and won, 6-2, 6-1. Neal Sabin had a rougher time at #3 singles, but managed to top Eskymo John Brandt, 6-4, 7-5.

And at #4 singles, the Braves' Hans Ahola pulled out a three-set win over Kyle Pinozek, 3-6, 6-3, and 6-1.

Escanaba's #4 singles Kyle Pinozek.
On the doubles courts, Eastin and Fix won two tight sets, 6-3, 7-5, as Wolf had trouble on his serve and his partner, Cody Frazer, had t0o many shots go wide. But at #2 doubles, the Braves got that all-important fifth victory as Josh deVet and John Hammar turned back the young Eskymo team of T.J. Myrick and Mike Shields, 6-3, 6-3.

Escanaba easily won the final two flights, with Eskymo seniors Hunter Bradford and Carter Murray beating Gladstone sophomores Pete Weyers and Christian Tackman, 6-3, 6-3.

And at #4 doubles, Esky's Steve Wood and Steve Prila topped Gladstone's Tyler Wells and Jeremy Kadish, 6-0, 6-3.

Escanaba plays at Iron Mountain on Thursday, while Gladstone hosts Kingsford, also on Thursday.

Click the thumbnails in the 'ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS" box at the upper right of this page to check out a dozen pictures from the match, as well as video highlights from the #1 doubles and #2 singles matches.

Choose team:
Date Time Opponent Score Record
2:00 PM
at Norway Knights
8 - 0 (W)
4:00 PM
Gwinn Model Towners
6 - 2 (W)
4:00 PM
Westwood Patriots
4 - 4 (T)
4:00 PM
Escanaba Eskymos
5 - 3 (W)
2:00 PM
Kingsford Flivvers
1 - 7 (L)
4:00 PM
Ishpeming Hematites
8 - 0 (W)
4:45 PM
at Menominee Maroons
5 - 3 (W)
4:00 PM
Norway Knights
8 - 0 (W)
3:00 PM
at Escanaba Eskymos
3 - 5 (L)
4:00 PM
Munising Mustangs
4 - 2 (W)
3:30 PM
at Marquette Redmen
2 - 6 (L)
4:00 PM
Negaunee Miners
0 - 8 (L)

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Tuesday May 29, 2012
Williams Wins GNC Title; Eskymos Finish Strong
Friday May 25, 2012
Eskymos, Braves Lose To Marquette County Teams
Tuesday May 22, 2012
Eskymos Cruise Past Iron Mountain For Tennis Win
Monday May 21, 2012
Shorthanded Braves Tennis Team Tops Munising
Thursday May 17, 2012
Eskymos Sweep Doubles Flights To Beat Gladstone
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Esky Tennis Team Ties Kingsford; Gladstone Next
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Braves Beat Norway; Eskymos Lose In Marquette
Monday May 14, 2012
Braves Top Menominee; Eskymos Fall In Negaunee
Thursday May 10, 2012
Gladstone Sweeps Ishpeming For Tennis Victory
Monday May 7, 2012
Kingsford Overwhelms Braves In Tennis Make-Up
Friday May 4, 2012
Eskymo Tennis Team Battles Wind; Sweep Maroons
Thursday April 26, 2012
Escanaba Eskymos Open Tennis Season With Loss
Tuesday April 24, 2012
Gladstone Braves Open Tennis Season With Win
Monday April 23, 2012
Shorthanded Eskymos Open Boys Tennis Season
Saturday April 14, 2012