Tennis: Totino, Coon Rapids players win titles here; Elk pair 2nd
A singles player from Totino-Grace and a doubles team from Coon Rapids were champions at a Northwest Suburban tennis tournament hosted by Elk River on Monday and Tuesday.
Local participation was sparse as several players had ailments or conflicts. The only Elks to “place” were Camille Kraljic and Taylor Lussier-Flesher, runners-up in doubles.
Katie Haumiller of T-G went 4-0 and beat Centennial’s Alex Tangen 6-1, 6-0 in the finals of a 28-player field from 11 schools.
The Coon Rapids duo of Libby Storrick and Brianna Havalka went 3-0 to win a 10-team doubles field, beating the Elk team 6-4, 7-5 in the finals. Kraljic and Lussier-Flesher had two wins.
Centennial’s Faith and Eva Schmidt placed third.
In singles, Jade Halseltine of Forest Lake placed third, and Emily Bauer of Forest Lake was consolation champion.
Elk River’s Alyssa Karovitch, going into seventh grade, had two victories (one by default) before losing in the quarterfinals to Jade Haseltine of Forest Lake 6-4, 6-2.
Rogers senior-to-be Bailey Kolles won twice before losing in the semifinals to Monticello’s Brooke Volpone 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.
The tournament was managed by LaRoyce Chapman, the Elks’ new head coach.
NWC tournaments are held at several communites each summer. Elk River hosted a boys tournament two weeks ago.