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Boys tennis preview: Three bring Irish singles experience

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Boys tennis preview: Three bring Irish singles experience
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Rosemount boys tennis struggled as a team last spring, winning just one game in South Suburban Conference play, but a group of returning players should give the Irish a solid foundation to build around this season.

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The Irish return both of their players who advanced through to the second round of the Section 3AA individual tournament in senior Sairam Sunkam and freshman Anshul Bharath. Returning captain Matt Simmering will join Sunkam and Bharath at the top of the singles lineup and captain Jon Elias will combine with returner Alex Clauson to form the Irish’s top doubles team.

“Captains Matt Simmering and Jon Elias have been great at getting the team ready as they ran indoor sessions at Fred Wells Tennis Center and ran drills with the team this winter,” Rosemount coach Dana Beck said. “They have been doing an outstanding job with leadership.”

Two other returning players for the Irish are senior Sai Sunkam and junior Gunnar Anderson. Varsity newcomers will fill out the rest of the lineup.

“We have some new ninth-graders trying out who are in the next, challenging for the five open varsity spots, which is encouraging to see,” Beck said.

The Irish took the court for the first time this season at home Wednesday against Hastings. They’re back home tonight for the first conference meet of the season against Lakeville South.

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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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