Packer tennis nets No. 1

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 2, 2003

All hope is not lost for the Austin boys' tennis team.

The Packers, on the strength of three doubles victories, won their first dual meet of the season -- 5-2 at home Thursday against rival Albert Lea.

The No. 3 doubles team of Kyler Green and Tyler Conway moved their season record to 6-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Tucker Schieck and Andy Sundal at No. 1 doubles also won in straight sets, but with more drama coming with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win.

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Jack Lynch and Luke Green secured the sweep with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) victory at No. 2 doubles.

In singles, No. 1 Mike Binder won the only match to go three sets, topping Adam Luebke 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Dolan Wagner, at No. 3 singles, won convincingly 6-1, 6-0.

Tyler Hansen and David Binder both suffered straight-set defeats in their singles bouts.

Austin, now 1-8 overall and 1-6 in Big Nine Conference play, travel to the Blue Earth Area Invite on Saturday.