Rockets slip past Tigers
Published 8:55 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Rochester John Marshall escaped with a 4-3 win over the Albert Lea boys’ tennis team Tuesday at Albert Lea.
“The match was tied 3-3, and it came down to the third set of the No. 1 doubles match,” said Albert Lea coach Tom Dyrdal. “It could’ve gone either way, but the John Marshall team won a couple more of the big points to take the match.”
Schafer Overgaard provided the Tigers with 6-2 and 6-3 wins at No. 4 singles. Garrett Matz and Foster Otten won 6-2 and 6-3 at No. 2 doubles, and Austin Dulitz and Andy Woitas won 6-1 and 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.
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Dyrdal said Matz and Otten are 4-0 since teaming up.
The Tigers are accustomed to close matches this season.
“Even though we’ve been on the short end of three 4-3 losses, I’m pleased with the progress we’ve shown,” Dyrdal said. “The guys have played hard and displayed great attitudes on the court.”
Next, the Tigers will host Rochester Mayo at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Statistics are in the Scoreboard: April 22 post.