Performance of the Week: Negaunee's Lilly Nelson

October 7, 2021

Negaunee tennisLilly Nelson ♦ Negaunee
Tennis ♦ Senior

At her final Upper Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals, Nelson completed the final step in claiming her first flight championship, clinching the No. 1 singles title with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ishpeming Westwood’s Jillian Koski. Nelson had finished No. 1 singles runner-up in 2020, falling in a three-set championship match, and she made the No. 1 semifinals as a sophomore. She also was the No. 4 singles runner-up in 2018 and helped the Miners to team championships that season and in 2020.

Nelson lost only one set this fall in finishing 19-0 and also winning the Mid-Peninsula Conference championship at her flight. She was named Upper Peninsula Player of the Year and is a two-time all-stater. Nelson also plays basketball and softball and made the all-league second team in the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference on the diamond this past spring.


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