21 April 2014

Boys Tennis: Tigers fly by Eagles

Trent Kortenbusch (above) and Austin Tremmel won at No. 1 doubles
Six of the seven Farmington entrants scored straight set victories as the Tigers rolled to a 7-0 shutout win over Bloomington Kennedy Monday afternoon at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Coach Jack Olwell said the victory wasn't quite as easy as it looked in the score book.

"It was a struggle for most players because of the wind," he said. "In most cases, once that problem was solved the flow of the match turned our way."

Bennett Lagro and Jake Bauer won at first and second singles by respective scores of 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1-6-4.

Lagro got a late break in the first set and then cruised in the second. Bauer also played better in the second set, winning six of the final seven points.

Ivan Rodriguez raised his team-best individual record to 4-2 with a solid 7-5, 6-0 triumph at third singles. Jon Zakoski faced two set points in a 7-6 (6) opening set win and then prevailed 6-3 in the second at the fourth singles position.

The Tigers doubles teams had their best day of the season with the No. 1 duo of Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch leading the way with a dominating 6-2, 6-1 win.

"They controlled every aspect of this match," Olwell said.

The second doubles duo of Gavin Renwick and Cooper Erickson rallied from a 2-5 deficit in the opening set to post a 7-6 (6), 6-1 victory and the tandem of Grady Hauswirth and Jake Spindler took three sets to win at No. 3 doubles 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

The win was the second in six starts for Farmington which travels to New Prague Tuesday for a Missota Conference match.