07 May 2014

Boys Tennis: The beat goes on

Ivan Rodriguez didn't lose a game at No. 3 singles
Farmington (7-5)  scored an impressive 6-1 Missota Conference win over Holy Angels Tuesday afternoon at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

The Tigers swept the singles ladder and won two of three doubles matches to pick up their seventh win in their past nine meets. Last spring Farmington won three matches all season.

"I thought we continued to play great tennis," coach Jack Olwell said. "Our improvement during the season has defied logic. You just don't see teams make these sorts of strides in the course of five to six weeks."

The singles wins all came in straight sets. Bennett Lagro, still battling the flu, won at the No. 1 spot 6-2, 7-6 and Jake Bauer, Ivan Rodriguez and Jon Zakoski followed suit.

The doubles wins came at the second and third slots from the tandems of Gavin Renwick and Cooper Ericksen and Garret Brown and Jake Spindler. The Renwick/Ericksen duo won in straight sets while the Spindler/Brown team prevailed in three.

The only loss of the meet came at first doubles where Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch dropped a competitive three-set match.

"This was a you pick 'em match that featured momentum swings both ways," Olwell said. "Unfortunately some bad breaks for us came along near the end."

The Tigers will be looking for season win No. 8 Wednesday when they entertain Missota Conference rival Chaska at the Boeckman Middle School courts.

Farmington 6 Holy Angels 1
1S Bennett Lagro won 6-2, 7-6 (3)
2S Jake Bauer  won 6-0, 6-1
3S Ivan Rodriguez won 6-0, 6-0
4S Jon Zakoski won 6-4, 6-4
1D Trent Kortenbusch and Austin Tremmel lost 3-6, 6-3, 4-6
2D Gavin Renwick and Cooper Ericksen won 6-3, 6-1
3D Jake Spindler and Garrett Brown won 6-1, 5-7, 6-4