Tennis: Elks beat oldest rival, Anoka, 7-0

Elk River tennis hosted its oldest rival, Anoka, and won 7-0 on Friday.

“This is our longest running rivalry,” noted Elk coach Randy Ronning. “I believe we have never gone a season since 1959 without playing Anoka in tennis at least once.”

This would be the 54th consecutive year of playing each other, said Ronning.

The Elks (15-1 overall) improved to 9-0 in the conference, clinching at least a share of their seventh straight Northwest Suburban Conference title, with one dual left, against Park Center.

Noah Steichen, a doubles regular, played his first varsity singles match and beat Anoka’s lone senior at No. 4.

The Elks will host No. 2 ranked Edina on Saturday.


Elks 7, Anoka 0


(1) Sam Gearou, ER, def Patrick Gallagher 6-0, 6-0

(2) Josh Gearou, ER,  def Isaac Johnson 6-0, 6-0

(3) Joe Wetherille, ER, def Mark Schatza 6-0, 6-0

(4) Noah Steichen, ER, def  Brendin Randall  6-1, 6-3



(1) Josh Chuba-Nathan Chanthamontry, ER, def Alex Foyt-Matt Roggerham  6-1, 6-1

(2) Logann Burns-Jordan Haack, ER,  def  Will Ari-Eric Mohr, 6-0, 6-2

(3) Nick Tran-Tyler Creelman, ER, def Lian Gullem-Josh Gable  6-0, 6-0