Elk River tennis

Elk River lost its tennis opener to the Minnetonka Skippers 7-0 thereĀ  on Saturday. “They have a very strong team this year. They were much more match ready than we were,” said Elk coach Leroyce Chapman. “It was a good match for us to learn from and see what we need to work on in [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Randy Ronning was back at his post running the Elk River Open this past weekend, almost as though nothing had happened. Less than a month earlier, Ronning spent three days unconscious in an intensive care unit. The coach of eight Elk state tournament tennis teams and the 2012 state champions, [...]

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  Joe Wetherille emerged as champion of the Northwest Suburban Conference singles tournament Tuesday in Elk River, beating three Elk River teammates among his five wins for the day. Wetherille, senior-to-be, edged Isaac Johnson, Anoka freshman-to-be, in the finals 10-9 (8-6). Johnson, who played No. 2 for Anoka this spring, won the NWSC tournament in [...]

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  The Elk River doubles team that won two matches Thursday in state competition lost twice on Friday and finished fourth in Class AA. Elk senior Josh Chuba and sophomore Sam Gearou were stopped in the semifinals by Highland Parks Maalik Konop DeFreitas and Aren Wilson. The score was 7-5, 6-3. In the third-place match, [...]

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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 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A month ago the Elk River tennis team edged Minnetonka 4-3 at home in a non-conference duel of top-ten ranked teams. But when the same two teams squared off Wednesday for much larger stakes and duked out another close match, this time the Skippers clipped the Elks 4-3 at [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor An eighth-grader and a sophomore in their first varsity seasons wind up in the state tournament, and in their case it’s not one of these we’re-just-glad-to-be-here-situations, because their team is the defending state champion. During their first state match, the duo learns that their point might decide the outcome. [...]

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  The defending champion Elk River tennis team has been seeded No. 2 in the state tournament and will open against Rochester Mayo on Tuesday at the University of Minnesota.   The Elks (23-1) will be making their eighth consecutive appearance at state. First round pairings in the upper bracket are No. 1 Wayzata vs. [...]

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  Elk River will play in its eighth consecutive boys tennis tournament, this time as defending champion, after the Elks defeated Chisago Lakes 6-1 in the Section 7AA finals Tuesday morning in Hibbing.   The Elks (23-1) will find out Thursday who their state opponent will be. State team play will be held Tuesday and [...]

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