Panthers prove too much for the Tigers

Published 7:28 pm Friday, April 26, 2019

Albert Lea boys’ tennis falls to Rochester Century


The Albert Lea boys’ tennis team faced the tough task of hosting Rochester Century Friday afternoon. 

The Tigers struggled to find the open spots on the court as the Panthers cruised to a 7-0 win.

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In the No. 1 singles slot, senior Grant Herfindahl squared off with Alec Sargent and despite winning a few sets, lost the match 2-6, 1-6. Eighth grader Joseph Yoon fell to Hunter Thomert 1-6, 0-6 on No. 2 singles and junior Ashler Benda lost to Jared Nathan 0-6, 0-6 in his No. 3 singles match.

Junior Connor Veldman put up the best fight in terms of singles matches Friday night. After falling in his first set 1-6 to Probbav Kaginde, Veldman made a significant improvement in the second set, but ultimately fell 4-6.

In doubles action senior Sam Yoon and freshman Shine Thu lost their No. 1 doubles match to Sanja Ramana and Henry Kruse, 1-6, 1-6.

Senior Matt Edwards and junior Cole Indrelie had the closest doubles match of the day. Losing 3-6 in their first set to Arhan Mehta and Vikas Prasad in the No. 2 slot, the duo fought back from a 1-5 deficit, however, still lost the set 4-6.

Senior Tim Kruen and sophomore Caleb Hansen were the final pairing at No. 3 singles and came up short in their efforts, falling to Hoeseung Jeon and Michael Schoenbeck 3-6, 1-6.

After a dominating 7-0 win over Faribault on Thursday, Albert Lea takes a tough loss at the hands of Rochester Century.

The Tigers will be back in action Monday when they host the Cardinals of Fairmont. 

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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