Tennis: Elks start state tennis vs. Eastview on Tuesday

The Elk River-Zimmerman tennis team  takes a 23-2 record into the state tournament against the Eastview Wildcats in the first round Tuesday.

The No. 7 ranked Elks and No. 10 Eastview will square off at 10 a.m. at the University of Minnesota Baseline Center.

They are in the upper bracket along with No. 3 Rochester Mayo vs. No. 6 Eden Prairie, who play at 8 a.m.

The bottom bracket has  No. 2 Mounds View vs. No. 5 Wayzata at noon, and No. 1 Mahtomedi vs. unranked Forest Lake at 2 p.m.

The winners will meet at 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the third place match at 2 p.m. and finals at 4 p.m. The first-round losers will play in consolation matches at  4 and 6 p.m., with a fifth-place match at noon Wednesday.

The Elks season will continue in individuals play beginning Thursday morning and concluding Friday. In singles, Josh Chuba faces Centennial’s Burke Anderson at 8 a.m. Thursday. In doubles, Ryan Ness and Mitchel Brandell face Eden Prairie’s Scott Elsass and David Zhou, while Sam and Josh Gearou face Minneapolis South’s Jesse and Noah Sprinkle, both at 10 a.m.


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