Owatonna topples Austin tennis, 7-0

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2002

The Austin High boys' tennis team was dominated 7-0 by the host Owatonna Huskies Tuesday night, falling to 0-4 in the young season.

The top doubles pairing of Mike Cavanaugh and Tucker Schieck showed their best perormance yet, but came up short in losing the tie-breaking third set to Owatonna's John Schriner and Paul Comaher, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.

"They played the best match by far," said Austin coach Matt Cavanaugh. "They are continuing to improve and are still the bright spot so far."

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Austin faces off with arguably the top team in the Big Nine on Thursday, traveling to Winona for a league dual. The Packers stay on the road through the weekend, playing a rescheduled non-conference contest against Rochester Lourdes Saturday at the Rochester Athletic Club's outdoor courts. Thursday's match starts at 4:30 p.m., while Saturday's play gets underway at 9 a.m.



1 -- Bryan Laumeyer (O) def. Alex Huncek 6-1, 6-2

2 -- Mat Larson (O) def. Michael Binder 6-0, 6-0

3 -- Nick Rotchadel (O) def. Andy Sundahl 7-6, 6-1

4 -- Mike Borget-Poepping (O) def. Jack Lynch 6-2, 6-0


1 -- John Schriner and Paul Comaher (O) def. Mike Cavanaugh and Tucker

Schieck 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

2 -- Matt Olson and Matt Christensen (O) def. Jim Reetz and Jesse Morgan

6-4, 6-2

3 -- Matt Arnold and Aaron Sparks (O) def. Tyler Hansen and Luke Green 6-3,