Austin Packers boys tennis team competes at Big 9 triangular in Rochester Saturday

The Austin Packers boys tennis team traveled to Rochester Mayo High School Saturday for a Big 9 triangular with the host Spartans and Rochester John Marshall, and after falling to the No. 2 ranked Spartans 7-0 in their first match, the Packers then took on the the John Marshall Rockets, who swept all three doubles matches on their way to a 5-2 win.

Picking up wins in the John Marshall match for the Packers were Cole Hebink at No. 1 singles, who avenged a defeat at the hands of JM’s Milan Lecic last year by winning in straight sets Saturday 7-5, 6-3, and at No. 2 singles, Nathan Danielson fell in the first set to JM’s Arjun Khurana 6-0, but he rallied to take the next two sets and the match by scores of 7-6 and 10-7.

Austin returns to action at home Tuesday afternoon versus the Mankato East Cougars in the Big 9 Conference, with the action set to start at the Wescott Athletic Complex at 4:45 p.m. that afternoon.