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Tennis: Sunkam finishes off tennis win over Hastings

The Rosemount boys tennis team rode a sweep of four singles matches to a 4-3 win over Hastings in its first match of the season last Wednesday.

Anshul Bharath set the pace at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Matt Simmering, Sairam Sunkam and Gunnar Anderson also won in straight sets. The match was tied at 3-3 when Sunkam overcame a 4-2 deficit to claim a 7-6 tiebreaker and clinch the team win.

Hastings won all three doubles matches in straight sets, allowing just eight Rosemount points.

The Irish opened South Suburban Conference play last Thursday with a 7-0 sweep at the hands of Lakeville South. Sunkam was the only player to force a third set as he fell 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) on a 9-11 super-tiebreaker.

“It was a tough day in the wind,” RHS coach Dana Beck said. “We were in some close sets and weren’t able to close out games and finish points when we needed to.”

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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