Tennis: Rochester Century too strong for Red WingRed Wing fell to No. 7-ranked Rochester Century 6-1 Friday, but Red Wing coach Randy Decker said the road match was closer than the score indicated.
By: Eric Lear, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing fell to No. 7-ranked Rochester Century 6-1 Friday, but Red Wing coach Randy Decker said the road match was closer than the score indicated.
"Though they were clearly the better team today, they are a team we are capable of beating, should we see them again in the playoffs," Decker said in an email. "Of course, everyone on our team would need (to) play at a very high level, but that would be a level we are capable of reaching."
Red Wing's lone victory came at No. 1 doubles. Dylan Gorman and Isaac Wyland defeated Ben Harney and Tommy Joswiak 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Decker called Harney and Joswiak, "likely the second best -- not including Dylan and Isaac -- true No. 1 doubles team in the section, with only Rochester Mayo's being stronger."
Decker added that Gorman and Wyland dominated the end of the match.
Though Ben Tittle and Nick Powers lost their No. 3 doubles match 6-4, 6-3, the play of Powers stood out.
"Nick's game went to another level today," said Decker, adding that Powers has improved because of better footwork, different technique on his forehand and increased confidence.
"He's beginning to figure out just how good he can be," Decker said. "I look for big things from him the rest of the season and in the years to come."
Red Wing travels to Northfield on Monday.