Packers tennis meet postponed
Although they got the tennis action started between Mankato West and Austin on Tuesday at the Paulson Courts, wet weather forced the dual meet to be postponed.
A possible make-up date for the dual meet might be on Thursday when the Austin Packer travel to Albert Lea. The make-up match could possibly be played later that day with the Big Nine Conference Meet scheduled for Saturday.
The Austin boys did have a make-up meet at Decorah, Iowa, on Monday. Austin won the non-conference dual 7-2, but some of the matches were very close.
"Highlights for Austin in singles was Josh Detwiler, who was down 9-5 in a third-set tiebreaker only to fight off four match points and win 11-9 in the tiebreaker," Packers coach Tommy Tauchnitz said of Monday's win.
"I thought the No. 2 doubles team of Matt Zastoupil and Peter Lindahl really did a nice job of finding the opponents weaknesses. Then, in the second and third set super tiebreaker they really exploited them well."
This dual meet was played under the Iowa format with six singles matches being counted along with some of the guys also playing in the doubles competition.
AUSTIN 7, DECORAH 2
Singles — Bob Astrup (A) def. Alek Besarovic 6-2, 6-4; Josh Detwiler (A) def. Erik Bay 7-5, 3-6, (11-9); Patrick Larson (D) def. Patrick Wagner 6-3, 6-3; Matt Duren (A) def. Kai Broom 6-2, 6-3; Andrew Heickley (A) def. Thomas Locke 6-0, 7-5; Chance Beard (D) def. Bob Sherman 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
Doubles— Bob Astrup/Jacob Brehmer (A) def. Erik Bay/Kai Broom 6-4, 3-6, (11-9); Peter Lindahl/Matt Zastoupil (A) def. Alek Besarovic/Patrick Larson 2-6, 6-4, (10-5); Joe Urlick/ Ryan Rassel (A) def. Owa Neubauer/Lucas Hunter 6-2, 6-3.