Boys' Tennis: Irish sweep St. Paul Highland Park but fall to Eagan
The Rosemount Irish boys' tennis team hosted St. Paul Highland Park Tuesday evening for the first round of section 3AA team playoffs. The Irish, who are the No. 5 seed, swept No. 12-seeded St. Paul Highland Park 7-0 to advance to the second round. Thursday, they faced off against No. 4 seed Eagan, to whom they lost 6-1.
Against St. Paul Highland Park, sophomore Aashish Bharath beat Charlie Weill 6-3, 6-4 in No. 1 singles. Seventh-grader Tygen Goldammer swept Anders Lange 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and freshman Austin Johnson took No. 3 singles over Josh Glynn 6-1, 6-1. Junior Tyler Frey grabbed No.4 singles 6-3, 7-6 against Max Cornell.
In doubles, the Irish cruised in No. 1 and 2 doubles, but had a tight match at No. 3. Eighth-grader Caden Goldammer and senior Jacob Green beat Mulvaney/Rose 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and senior Kelson Fox and junior Unnath Salagram took No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-2 over Rodriguez/Tamali. Seniors Collin Larson and Eric Otness had a tight match at No. 3 doubles but got the win over Pinto/Taylor 4-6, 7-5(11-9).
Rosemount will next have individual sections on Thursday, May 25, at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville.