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Farmington tennis 6-5 after topping Simley

To track the Farmington tennis team’s improvement from a season ago, you don’t need to look any further than the outcomes of its matches against Simley.

Last season, the Tigers lost to Simley 7-0. The two teams met up again Monday at the Simley High School courts and Farmington came away with a 6-1 victory, improving its dual record to 6-5 with three matches remaining in the regular season.

The Tigers lost to Chanhassen 6-1 last Thursday, but came back to shut out Richfield 7-0 on Friday.

“We are on a tear. Each score represents a significant improvement over previous matches against these teams, including turning the tables on Simley,” Farmington coach Jack Olwell said. “We have seen amazing growth at each flight accompanied by great toughness under pressure.”

On Monday, the Tiger doubles teams pulled off a sweep of the Simley duos that swept them a season ago. At No. 1 singles, Trent Kortenbusch and Austin Tremmel lost their first set before rallying, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Cooper Erickson and Gavin Renwick won their No. 2 doubles match in straight sets, as did the No. 3 team of Grady Hauswirth and Garrett Brown.

Jake Bauer, Ivan Rodriguez and Jon Zakoski all won their singles matches.

The Tigers host their final meet of the year Monday against Minnehaha Academy at the Boeckman Middle School courts.