Elk River stayed in contention for a conference title by dispatching the Blaine Bengals 7-0 at home on Tuesday.
The Elks are 6-1 in the Northwest Suburban Conference and their next conference match will be at Centennial, which is 8-1 in conference, on Tuesday. Andover and Coon Rapids are each 5-2.
The Elks (12-3 overall) lost to Andover 4-3 last Thursday, but Centennial took its first conference loss, too, against Coon Rapids 5-2, the same day. Centennial then scuttled Andover 5-2 on Tuesday.
Winning in singles against Blaine were Meagan Brown, Annika Teske, Jen Koehler and Lauren Brayden.
Winning in doubles were Hadley Purdy-Becca O’Connell, Erin Reiner-Emma Hannegraaf, and Brooke Burns-Danielle Dokken.
At the four slots in the lineup that have been set all season, Brown is 12-4, Teske 12-1 and Koehler 10-3 at one, two and three singles, respectively, and Purdy-O’Connell are 8-4 together at No. 1 doubles.
Elk River has won four straight since the loss to Andover.
They will face two of three teams who’ve beaten them on Saturday when the host a quadrangular with section rivals Andover, Forest Lake and Hibbing-Chisholm, starting 1 p.m.