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FHS tennis bows out in first round

The Farmington girls tennis team earned the No. 7 seed in Section 1AA and was quickly sent packing 7-0 by No. 2 seed Rochester Century in the opening round last Tuesday in Rochester.

The fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Panthers advanced to face No. 1 seed Lakeville North in the semifinals by defeating Northfield in the second round last Thursday.

The Tigers' best showings came at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles where Ryan Jara and the duo of Jess Novotny and Beth Fairchild each lost by scores of 1-6, 2-6.

The team will send two singles players and two doubles teams to the section individual tournament, which begins this afternoon.

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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