Boys tennis: Battle of the Tigers goes to HutchinsonThe Hutchinson boys tennis team kept Farmington winless with a 7-0 sweep in Missota Conference action Monday afternoon. The match had previously been postponed due to the weather on April 17 and 18, but conditions were near perfect on the third try at Farmington High School.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
The Hutchinson boys tennis team kept Farmington winless with a 7-0 sweep in Missota Conference action Monday afternoon. The match had previously been postponed due to the weather on April 17 and 18, but conditions were near perfect on the third try at Farmington High School.
Farmington coach Jack Olwell said his team once again put forth a good effort despite going up against a talented young Hutchinson team. Farmington's best effort of the day came at No. 3 singles where Tony Lovaas got off to a fast start before losing 6-4, 2-6, 3-10. With usual singles player Micah Hakala out of the lineup, Mitch Kotten stepped in at No. 4 singles and was competitive in a 3-6, 3-6 setback.
In the top two singles spots, Seth Roberts battled through a tough day in falling 0-6, 0-6 and Joe Feely went up against a tough opponent in his 0-6, 1-6 loss. Feely still carries the team's best singles record at 2-6.
The hometown Tigers managed just five points in three doubles matches. At No. 1 doubles, Adam Wrucke and Nico Uchytil dropped a 2-6, 1-6 decision.
Team wins leaders Devan Schluessler (3-5) and Ryan Fruechte (2-5) combined to fall 0-6, 1-6 at No. 2 doubles and Noeuth Orm and Dylan West lost 0-6, 1-6 at No. 3 doubles.
The Tigers were at home again Tuesday against Northfield and Wednesday against Park Cottage Grove. They will make it four home matches in for games when Prior Lake comes to town for a Missota Conference contest at 4:15 p.m. today. The team will gear up for next week's Section 1AA Tournament with a non-conference match against Rosemount tomorrow at Rosemount High School.