by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
The Elk River tennis team, working on getting its lineup figured out, opened conference play Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Park Center at home.
The Elks (1-1) bounced back from a loss by the same score to powerful Minnetonka on Saturday.
The Elks have eighth-grader Meagan Brown, who got her first varsity win Tuesday, at one-singles, sophomore Annika Teske at No. 2 and sophomore Jen Koehler at No. 3. Brown is playing on the school team for the first time. Teske and Koehler made all-conference last year.
“Our singles is pretty strong right now. Meagan and Anika and Jen are all excellent singles players,” said coach Leroyce Chapman. “Meagan and Anika have played each other in practice and it’s been close. They will play (for No. 1) again. They’re good friends and hit with each other. At No. 4 we will be rotating Dani (Dokken), Brooke (Burns) and Rebecca (Morrison) for a while, or maybe settle on one.”
Senior co-captains Hadley Purdy and Becca O’Connell are established at No. 1 doubles.
“At two and three doubles, we are still trying to shake those out,” said Chapman.
The Elks will play at Anoka on Thursday.
Elk River 7, Park Center 0
(1) Meagan Brown, ER, def Kathy Huang 6-0, 6-0
(2) Annika Teske, ER, def Katherine Doan 6-0, 6-0
(3) Jen Koehler, ER, def Anita Phomsengdy 6-1, 6-0
(4) Rebecca Morrison, ER, def Ashley Janni 7-5, 6-1
(1) Hadley Purdy-Becca O’Connell, ER, def Ayann Perry-Reyna Perry 6-2, 6-1
(2) Emma Hanegraaf-Lauren Brayden, ER, def Mai Yang-Linda Pham 6-1, 6-1
(3) Brooke Burns-Erin Reiner, ER, def Anh Le-Michelle Ho 6-0, 6-0