02 May 2014

Boys Tennis: Tigers fall to Chan 6-1

Gavin Renwick
Cooper Ericksen
After days without hitting an outdoor shot due to inclement weather the Tigers returned to action Thursday with a 6-1 Missota Conference loss at Chanhassen.

Despite the score coach Jack Olwell seemed please with his team's play after the long lay-off.

"We played well," he said. "Maybe practicing on a gym floor is the key to rapid improvement as we played an excellent match. Each flight outperformed last year's team by a good margin."

The Farmington point came at second doubles where the tandem of Gavin Renwick and Cooper Ericksen teamed up for back-and-forth, three set victory 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

"Both teams played excellent tennis, textbook at time," Olwell said, "Only some great shot-making down the stretch pulled it out for us."

In singles play, Ivan Rodriguez played what Olwell termed "...the finest tennis of his career." in an exciting 4-6, 7-5, 8-10 loss.

"This was an incredible match for Ivan, saving a match point late in the second and forcing the third set super-breaker which came down to the wire," Olwell said.

"The match drew dozens of spectators who were treated to a compelling battle of attacker vs counter-puncher."

Farmington (4-5) will try to get back to the. 500 mark Friday when it travels to Richfield for a non-conference match-up with the Spartans.

Chanhassen 6 Farmington 1
1 singles: Bennett Lagro lost 3-6, 2-6
2 singles: Jake Bauer lost 2-6, 3-6
3 singles: Ivan Rodriguez lost 4-6, 7-5, 8-10
4 singles: Jon Zakoski lost 2-6, 3-6
1 doubles: Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch lost 3-6, 4-6
2 doubles: Gavin Renwick and Cooper Erickson won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
3 doubles: Jake Spindler and Garrett Brown lost 1-6, 1-6