Austin Packers boys tennis nips Faribault 4-3 Monday

The Austin Packers boys tennis team kicked off a busy week of action at the Wescott Sports Complex Tennis Courts Monday versus Faribault, and in an important win concerning Section 1AA seeding, the Packers picked up three points from their doubles teams as they nipped the Falcons by the score of 4-3.

Micah Peterson continued his strong play for Austin at No. 4 singles with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Miles Leopold of Faribault for Austin’s lone point in the singles competition.  The Falcons won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, and Cole Hebrink at No. 1 singles fell in the first set to Faribault’s Brandon Petricka 6-3, took the second set 6-3, but fell in the third and deciding set 10-4.

Kyler Flanders and Lucas Rust at No. 1 doubles won a pivotal match when they had to play up a spot because of some missing players, as they knocked off Ben Diaz-Coons and Adam Diaz Coons of Faribault in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.  Marcos Castro and Timothy Perez of the Packers downed Colin Haefs and Mitch Gibbs of the Falcons 7-6 (5) and 6-4 at No. 2 doubles, and at No. 3 doubles, Samuel Mata and Gavin Matyas for Austin outdueled Pablo Arriaza and Nelson Landrau Ortiz of Faribault in three sets, 6-2, 2-6 and 10-6.

The Packers are right back into action today in Winona versus the Cotter Ramblers, with the non-conference match set to start 4:30 p.m., before traveling to Red Wing Thursday for a Big 9 Conference and Section 1AA matchup with the Wingers at 4:30 p.m.


No. 1 – Brandon Petricka, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Cole Hebrink, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-3 , 3-6 , 10-4 ;
No. 2 – Carsen Kramer, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Nathan Danielson, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-0 , 6-1 , -;
No. 3 – Jirapat Piyapanee, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Michael Garry, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-4 , 6-3 , -;
No. 4 – Micah Peterson, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Miles Leopold, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 6-0 , 6-3 , -;
No. 1 – Kyler Flanders, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Lucas Rust, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Ben Diaz-Coons, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Adam Diaz-Coons, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 6-3 , 6-3 , -;
No. 2 – Marcos Castro, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Timothy Perez, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Colin Haefs, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Mitch Gibbs, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 7-6 (5), 6-4 , -;
No. 3 – Samuel Mata, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Gavin Matyas, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Pablo Arriaza, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Nelson Landrau Ortiz, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 6-2 , 2-6 , 10-6 ;