Three of Elk River’s four entries in the Section 7AA individuals tennis tournament have reached the semifinals.
Josh Chuba in singles, and the doubles teams of Sam Gearou-Josh Gearou and Mitchel Brandell-Ryan Ness, all won quarterfinal matches on Tuesday at St. Francis.
Chuba, a junior, beat Austin Stefanich of Grand Rapids-Greenway 6-2, 6-4, and will face three-time state champion Dusty Boyer of Forest Lake in the semifinals Wednesday.
The Gearou twins, freshmen, won 6-3, 6-0 over Joe Anderson and Adam Johnson of Hibbing, while seniors Brandell and Ryan ousted Duluth East’s Pedr Norr and Kevin Seiler 6-0, 6-4.
The two Elk doubles entrants will face each other in the semifinals on Wednesday.
The championship, third-place and (if needed) true- second matches will follow.
Elk senior Matt Odegard lost a close match to Hibbing’s Mike Fontana, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).