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Red Wing's Marcus Veith prepares to hit a backhand volley at No. 2 doubles against Owatonna Thursday during the Section 1AA playoffs at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing. Veith and Travis Toivonen won their match 6-2, 6-1. Photo by Chris Harrell

Boys Tennis: Wingers advance to section semifinals

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When Luke Bryant and Nick Powers won their match at No. 1 doubles during Thursday's Section 1AA quarterfinal, Red Wing head coach Matt Kavanagh exhaled.


The second-seeded Wingers were facing a doubles heavy Owatonna team and Kavanagh was worried when he saw Bryant and Powers down 3-0 early in the first set.

His fears quickly dissipated as Red Wing's top doubles pairing recovered for a 6-4, 6-4 victory against the third-seeded Huskies' Sean Grubish and Evan Mrozek.

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Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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