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Boys tennis: Three go unbeaten at Irish Invitational

Rosemount's Anshul Bharath, Jake Green and Aashish Bharath all went 3-0 at Saturday's Irish Invitational. Submitted photo

Anshul Bharath went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and the doubles team of Aashish Bharath and Jake Green swept their flight in doubles play to capture gold medals at Saturday's Irish Invitational tennis tournament.

Owatonna won the team title, defeating Rosemount 5-2, but the Irish scored 5-2 wins of their own over Simley and St. Thomas Academy.

The Irish went 1-2 during the week in three South Suburban Conference matches. They lost to Lakeville South 7-0 and Eastview 5-2, but picked up a 4-3 victory over Prior Lake.

The Bharaths each won their singles matches against the Lakers. They also accounted for both wins against Eastview.

In doubles play, Huffstutler and Olson defeated Prior Lake in a three-hour marathon 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 and Salagram and Frey teamed up to rally 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.

"It was an amazing match by the Irish, losing the first set in six of the matches to come back and win the match," Rosemount coach Dana Hansen said.

Rosemount tennis will host its Community Tennis Block party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, before the 7 p.m. match against Hastings at the Erickson Courts. A DJ will be on hand and free food will be served. Youth players will be taught introductory games and drills. Representatives from the Rosemount High School boys tennis, RAAA In-House and traveling tennis, and Rosemount Parks and Recreation will be on hand to answer questions regarding their tennis programs.

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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