Austin Packers boys tennis team falls to Faribault 4-3 in Section 1AA team tournament Monday

The Austin Packers boys tennis team, the No. 8 seed in the Section 1AA team tournament opened tournament play at the Wescott Tennis Courts Monday versus Big 9 foe and No. 9 seed Faribault, and it was the Falcons edging the Packers 4-3 to move into Round 2 Tuesday.

The Packers earned wins at No. 1 singles where Cole Hebink continues to play at a high level as he downed a very good player in the personage of Brandon Patricka 2-6, 6-4 and 7-5 in the third and deciding set.  Also winning for Austin was Micah Peterson at No. 4 singles, as he downed Miles Leopold of Faribault in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, and Kyler Flanders and Lucas Rust downed Colin Haefs and Mitch Gibbs of the Falcons at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-3.  Marcos Castro and Quinton Grimley of the Packers trailed Ben Diaz-Coons and Adam Diaz-Coons of Faribault 5-0 in the first set at No. 1 doubles, but they were able to rally to win in dramatic fashion 7-5.  The team from Faribault, though, was able to take the next two sets 6-2 and 6-3 to turn the match in the Falcons favor.

Individuals for the Packers will now compete in the Section 1AA individual tennis tournament, with the action to start on May 23rd at a site and time yet to be determined.


No. 1 – Cole Hebrink, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Brandon Petricka, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 2-6 , 6-4 , 7-5 ;
No. 2 – Carsen Kramer, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Nathan Danielson, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-1 , 6-2 , -;
No. 3 – Jirapat Piyapanee, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Michael Garry, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-3 , 6-2 , -;
No. 4 – Micah Peterson, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Miles Leopold, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 6-1 , 6-1 , -;

No. 1 – Ben Diaz-Coons, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Adam Diaz-Coons, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Marcos Castro, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Quinton Grimley, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 5-7 , 6-2 , 6-3 ;
No. 2 – Kyler Flanders, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Lucas Rust, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH def. Colin Haefs, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Mitch Gibbs, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY, 6-2 , 6-3 , -;
No. 3 – Pablo Arriaza, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY – Nelson Landrau Ortiz, FARIBAULT –BOYS ONLY def. Samuel Mata, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH – Gavin Matyas, AUSTIN SENIOR HIGH, 6-2 , 6-3 , -;