08 May 2014

Boys Tennis: Another day, another win

Jon Zakosi 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles
The Tigers improved to 8-5 for the season with a solid 5-2 Missota Conference win over Chaska Wednesday afternoon at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

The victory was Farmington's third in as many days this week and its seventh in its last eight starts.

"Chaska's cupboard was bare," Tiger coach Jack Olwell said. "They graduated eight of their 10 starters from last year and had some inexperienced players filling out their line-up.

"We let a match slip away at third doubles but for the most part we took charge and played pretty well."

The Tigers' four singles players--Bennett Lagro, Jake Bauer, Ivan Rodriguez and Jon Zakoski--were dominant. Each won in straight sets, out-pointing the Hawks' lineup by a combined score of 48-4.

The lone Farmington win in doubles came at the No. 2 position where the team of Cooper Ericksen and Gavin Renwick continued its strong play with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph.

The win over Chaska boosted the Tigers' conference record to 3-3 with one league match remaining, a Thursday encounter at Shakopee.

Farmington closes out its regular season Monday with a non-conference clash with Minnehaha Academy and then opens Section 1AA play Tuesday with a home match against an opponent to be determined by seeding.

Farmington 5 Chaska 2
1S Bennett Lagro won 6-0, 6-2
2S Jake Bauer won 6-0, 6-1
3S Ivan Rodriguez won 6-0, 6-1
4S Jon Zakoski won 6-0, 6-0
1D Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch lost 1-6, 1-6
2D Cooper Ericksen and Gavin Renwick won 6-1, 6-3
3D Grady Hauswirth and Jake Spindler lost 6-4, 4-6, 5-10