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Boys tennis: Farmington's Rodriguez, Lagro start season 2-0

Simley used a sweep of doubles play to secure a 5-2 victory over Farmington Monday afternoon at Simley High School.

The Tigers picked up their victories in singles play, where Ivan Rodriguez and Bennett Lagro each improved to 2-0 on the season. Rodriguez, a sophomore, picked up a 6-3, 6-3 decision at No. 3 singles, while Lagro, an eighth-grader, won the last four games to claim his second straight three-setter, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

The other two singles matches were well-contested. Blake Olmscheid fell 4-6, 2-6 at No. 1 singles and Ben Cline fell 2-6, 3-6 at No. 2 singles.

All three doubles matches were competitive. Tyler Olsen and Jeff Zakoski lost 3-6, 2-6 at No. 1 doubles, Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbush led 6-5 in a 6-7 (6), 2-6 setback at No. 2 doubles and Austin Rau and Jon Zakoski had a 5-2 advantage in the tiebreaker before falling, 6-7 (5), 1-6.

The Tigers opened the season with a 4-3 loss at Lakeville South last Thursday.

Olmscheid opened his senior season with a victory, pulling away 7-6 (11), 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Rodriguez overcame a 4-1 deficit to close out a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win at No. 3 singles and Lagro won his first career varsity match, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.

The Tigers had their first home meet of the year Wednesday against Park at Boeckman Middle School. They're back home on Monday against Faribault.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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