23 April 2014

Boys Tennis: Back-to-back shutouts

Austin Tremmel (above) and Trent Kortenbusch scored a come-from-behind win at No. 1 doubles
Farmington rolled to its second shutout win in as may days with an impressive 7-0 Missota Conference whitewash of New Prague Tuesday afternoon at New Prague.

While the wind whipped around their home courts, calm conditions prevailed in New Prague, providing what coach Jack Olwell said were ideal conditions.

"The weather led to some excellent play, particularly at first doubles where both teams appeared to be at the top of their games," he said. "It was a match that was won rather than lost as both teams played big when the chips were down."

Olwell was referring to the come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4,7-6 (6) win by the duo of Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch.

"We  had to save two break points in the tenth game of the second set to level the match," Olwell said."In such a well-played match it was fitting that it came down to a third set tiebreaker and that it went overtime as well. Both Austin and Trent played exceptionally well."

The third doubles team of Gavin Renwick and Cooper Erickson also came from behind to win  4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The third tandem of Grady Hauswirth and Garrett Brown, playing together for the first time cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

The Farmington singles lineup had its best day of the season, with Bennett Lagro, Jake Bauer, Ivan Rodriguez and Jon Zakoski each winning in straight sets. The Tigers won 48 of the 55 games played in singles.

Farmington will try to make it three straight Friday when it travels to Faribault for a non-conference match.