Panthers blank Tigers tennis 7-0

Published 8:56 pm Thursday, April 14, 2011

Albert Lea boys' tennis No. 3 singles player Trevor Herfindahl returns a shot Thursday against Rochester Century. Herfindahl lost 6-3, 6-3 and the Tigers lost 7-0. -- Andrew Dyrdal

The Albert Lea boys’ tennis team was held without a win Thursday for the first time this season in a 7-0 loss to Rochester Century at Albert Lea High School.

The Tigers and Panthers battled through 43-degree temperatures and wind gusts of up to 22 mph.

The Panthers (1-0, 1-0 Big Nine) swept the Tigers (0-3, 0-1) in two sets in every match, but No. 2 singles player Dyllan Engebretson and the No. 3 doubles team of Aaron Woitas and Evan Templeman each won a team-high six games.

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“I was pleased with Dyllan, Aaron and Evan,” Tigers coach Wayne Prudoehl said. “They pushed their guys from a team that is probably going to be ranked No. 6 in the state when the rankings come out later this month.”

The Tigers play again at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Northfield.

Rochester Century 7, Albert Lea 0


No. 1 Eric Frueh (RC) def. Logan Tufte 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Jonathan Smet (RC) def. Dyllan Engebretson 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 Simon Brandt (RC) def. Trevor Herfindahl 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 Tanner Firl (RC) def. Parket Thompson 6-1, 6-0


No. 1 Joseph Minear/Tommy Joswiak (RC) def. Steven Kreun/Darik Weigel 6-1. 6-0

No. 2 Ben Harney/Colin Myhro (RC) def. Tate Tufte/Kyle Zogg 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Torrey Tiedeman/Charlie Enriquez-Sarano (RC) def. Aaron Woitas/Evan Templeman 6-3, 6-3