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Irish boys' tennis beats Park, falls to Eagan in sections

Junior Aashish Bharath fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles against Eagan on May 16. He has been solid for the Irish in that top singles spot this season. Next up for the Irish are individual sections starting on May 24. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Seniors Unnath Salagram (right) and Tyler Frey (left) had one of Rosemount's two wins in their loss to Eagan Thursday, May 16, in the second round of the Section 3AA team playoffs. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Rosemount Irish boys' tennis team saw their team season come to an end in the Section 3AA playoffs last week. The No. 7-seeded Irish beat No. 10 Park on Tuesday, May 14, in Rosemount (detailed results were not available) but then fell to No. 2 Eagan 5-2 in Eagan on Thursday, May 16. Next up for Rosemount is individual sections on May 24 and 29 at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville.

Their two wins against Eagan came from seniors Unnath Salagram and Tyler Frey at No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-4, and then the No. 2 doubles team of sophomores Jacob Otness and Matt Mracek 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Junior RJ McCullum and freshman Jonah Bergstrom fell at No. 3 doubles in a super tight match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(6).

The Irish were swept in the four singles matches. Junior Aashish Bharath lost 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and sophomore Austin Johnson was shutout at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Anders Otness fell at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 and junior Ethan Welshons lost No. 4 singles 6-0, 6-0.

Bharath received the No. 3 seed for singles at individual sections and will be joined by Johnson. The teams of Salagram and Frey and Mracek and Jake Otness will play doubles for Rosemount.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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