Tennis: Elks thump Winona, Eagan and No. 8 ranked Mahtomedi

The Elk River tennis team picked up some impressive wins as they went 3-0 in the Eagan tournament on Saturday.

The top-ranked Elks (10-0) turned back No. 8 ranked Mahtomedi 6-1, and rolled 7-0 over Winona and Eagan teams that have solid lineups, according to Elk coach Randy Ronning. Eagan lost by just 4-3 to Mahtomedi but got blanked by the Elks.

“Great day for us in Eagan,” said Ronning, adding that the Mahtomedi win was especially gratifying “because Mahtomedi is the odds-on-favorite to win their section.”

Elk junior Josh Gearou, ranked No. 3 in singles, beat No. 6 Zach Eckstein of Eagan 6-0, 7-5, and beat a 2013 state qualifier, Ryan Meger 6-1, 6-2.

Nathan Chanthamontry and Logann Burns beat Winona’s one-two singles player 7-6, 6-2. Chanthamontry teamed with Noah Steichen to outlast a strong Mahtomedi duo 6-4, 5-7, 10-7, winning seven the last eight points.

Elk junior Jordan Haack had a battle with Eagan’s talented seventh-grader Max Zagrebelny at No. 4 singles. “Max has a lot of game and had already handily beaten his first two opponents,” Ronning said. Haack pulled it out 4-6, 7-5, 10-7

Elk River 7, Winona 0
Singles
(1) Sam Gearou, ER, def Brennan Ingelias 6-0, 6-0
(2) Josh Gearou, ER, def Matt Aufderhar 6-0, 6-0
(3) Zeke Delain, ER, def Joe Braun 6-2, 6-1
(4) Tyler Creelman, ER, def Deveda Asmaghi 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Nathan Chanthamontry-Logann Burns, ER, def Caleb Allen-Blake Watts 7-6, 6-2
(2) Noah Steichen-Joe Wetherille, ER, Nate Kamplien-Mike Lubahn 6-4, 6-4
(3) Jordan Haack-Tanner Hermanson, ER, Anarth Isenga-Ben Renk 6-2, 6-0

Elk River 6, Mahtomedi 1
Singles
(1) Josh Gearou, ER, def Ryan Meger 6-1, 6-2
(2) Sam Gearou, ER, downed Ryder Comfort 6-0, 6-2
(3) Jordan Haack, ER, def Cooper Schwithers 6-2, 6-0
(4) Zeke Delain, ER, def Colin Bergman 6-0, 6-1
Doubles
(1) Nathan Chanthamontry-Noah Steichen, ER, def Teddy Bowe-Derek Johnson 6-4, 5-7, 10-7
(2) Jason Smyth-Josh Anderson, Mah, def Logann Burns-Joe Wetherille 7-6, 6-1
(3) Tyler Creelman-Nick Tran, ER, def Chase Uttley-Spencer Wick 6-4, 6-2

Elk River 7, Eagan 0
Singles
(1) Josh Gearou, ER, def Zack Eckstein 6-0, 7-5
(2) Sam Gearou, ER, def Andrew Cairns 6-1, 6-1
(3) Nathan Chanthamontry, ER, def Ethan Mannetter 6-3, 6-3
(4) Jordan Haack, ER, def Max Zagrebelny 4-6, 7-5, 10-7

Doubles
(1) Logann Burns-Noah Steichen, ER, def Anthony Metcalfe-Justin Ketterling 6-0, 6-2
(2) Tyler Creelman-Joe Wetherille, ER, def Matt Little-Jacob Backman 6-4, 6-2
(3) Zeke Delain-Nick Tran, ER, def Branon Dawl-Todd Price 6-1, 6-4

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