Sam Gearou and Josh Chuba of Elk River won twice in the doubles competition at the state Class AA tennis tournament on Thursday, reaching the semifinals at U of M Baseline Center.
Geaour, a sophomore, and Chuba, a senior, beat Hopkins’ Andrew Novak and Andrew Rust 5-7, 6-3, 6-0, and Maple Grov’s Trevor Kleineschay and Rory Calabria 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5.
The Elk duo faces Highland Park’s Maalik Konop DeFreitas and Aren Wilson on Friday at 8 a.m. The other semifinal will have duos from Wayzata and Bloomington Jefferson. The championship will be held at 11:30 a.m.
The Elks’ singles entrant, sophomore Josh Gearou, lost in the second round. He defeated Riley Bates of St. Cloud Tech 6-4, 6-0, then was ousted by top-seeded Maxwell Olson of Edina 6-4, 6-2. Gearou had beaten Olson in a dual meet at home on May 11.