Tennis: Schulz gets one win at state, then falls; doubles team is 0-2

Michaela Schulz had one win, one loss at state in singles. (Photo by Bill Jones)

Michaela Schulz picked up the lone Elk River victory in state individuals tennis tournament play Thursday before she and a doubles team were ousted in Class AA at the U of M.

Schulz, a junior, beat St. Paul Central sophomore Helen Klass-Warch  6-4, 6-1 in the first round, then fell to Wayzata senior Lucia Solis 6-2, 6-4. It was Schulz’s third state individuals trip, the previous two in doubles.

Katie O’Connell and Camille Kraljic, both seniors, lost twice in three-setters. Minnetonka’s Maya MacGibbon and Sydney Baldin beat them 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. In consolation, Roseville’s Carly Hayes and Jacqlyn Possor beat them 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

This ended the season for the Elks, who finished third in the state team tournament that ended Wednesday.

Schulz had 35 wins this, and boosted her career total to 168, third-best all-time for the Elks.

Kraljic had 27 wins this year and 119 in her career, and O’Connell had 29 wins this year and 97 in her career.

Katie O'Connell, with Camille Kraljic, went to third sets twice but lost both times at state doubles. (Photo by Bill Jones)
Camille Kraljic capped her Elk career playing doubles at state. (Photo by Bill Jones)