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No. 1 singles player Blake Olmscheid improved to 2-2 with a victory against Faribault on Monday.

Farmington tennis sweeps Faribault, 7-0

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Farmington tennis sweeps Faribault, 7-0
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The fourth time was the charm for the Farmington tennis team in its series of early-season matches against non-conference foes.

After opening the season with competitive losses to Lakeville South, Simley and Park of Cottage Grove, the Tigers got in the win column with a 7-0 sweep of Faribault on a windy, sometimes rainy afternoon Monday at the Boeckman Middle School courts.


"It was a tough day weather-wise, but we played solid tennis," veteran head coach Jack Olwell said.

No. 1 singles player Blake Olmscheid used strong approach shots to improve to 2-2 on the season with a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Ben Cline added his second straight win at No. 2 singles with a dominating 6-1, 6-0 effort and Ivan Rodriguez and Benett Lagro each improved to 3-1 with victories at No. 3 and 4 singles.

In doubles play, Tyler Olson and Jeff Zakoski overcame a tough second set to secure a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 triumph at the No. 1 spot. Austin Tremmel and Trent Kortenbusch cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles and Austin Rau and Jon Zakoski completed the sweep with a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 3 doubles.

The Tigers opened Missota Conference play Tuesday at Red Wing and are back home tonight against Chanhassen.

Park 6, Farmington 1

Last Wednesday at Boeckman Middle School

No. 1 singles: Olmscheid lost 4-6, 2-6

No. 2 singles: Cline won 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

No 3 singles: Rodriguez lost 3-6, 5-7

No. 4 singles: Lagro lost 3-6, 4-6

No. 1 doubles: Olson/Zakoski lost 6-7 (3), 3-6

No. 2 doubles: Tremmel/Kortenbusch lost 4-6, 2-6

No. 3 doubles: Rau/Zakoski lost 3-6, 3-6

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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