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Tennis: Irish drop a pair heading into sections

The Rosemount boys tennis team didn’t build up momentum for this week’s section team tournament, dropping its final two regular season matches last week.

The Irish fell 5-2 last Tuesday at Apple Valley, and then returned home for a 6-1 loss to Burnsville on Wednesday.

All three wins came in singles play. Against the Eagles, victories came in the top two spots from No. 1 player Anshul Bharath (7-6 (7-4), 6-3) and No. 2 Matt Simmering (6-2, 7-5). The Irish adjusted their singles lineup against the Blaze and newcomer Thomas Huffstutler came through with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 decision at No. 3 singles.

“We changed our lineup to practice for team sections, coach Dana Beck said. “Thomas Huffstutler played great.”

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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