Tennis: Chanhassen edges Tigers, 5-2Farmington was a couple of tight doubles matches away from knocking off unbeaten Chanhassen Thursday night in Chanhassen.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington was a couple of tight doubles matches away from knocking off unbeaten Chanhassen Thursday night in Chanhassen.
The Tigers’ duo of Peter Folz and Tyler Olsen picked up a hard-earned 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles, but Chanhassen claimed three-set thrillers in the other two doubles matches and held on for a 5-2 win in the match.
Farmington’s Jeff Zakoskie and Brian Waldbillig lost 5-7, 6-4, 4-6 at No. 2 doubles and the No. 3 doubles team of Austin Tremmel and Colton Sanders fell, 3-6, 6-4, 5-7.
“We put quite a scare in them. We had three matches that went three sets and we were leading in all of them before falling late and pulling out only one,” Farmington coach Jack Olwell said. “It was fun being in a position to win and it was a great match to watch.”
The Tigers’ lone three-set victory came at No. 1 singles, where Ben Cline rallied, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. The rest of the singles lineup scored a combined six points in three two-set losses.
The Tigers (1-3) traveled to Shakopee Tuesday, hosted Simley at Boeckman Middle School Wednesday and compete again tomorrow at Bloomington Kennedy.