Elk River tennis

Elk River tennis rolled past Grand Rapids-Greenway 7-0 in Section 7AA on Monday in Hibbing, and will face Chisago Lakes on Tuesday for the championship.   The Elks (22-1), ranked No. 2 in the state, will be seeking their eighth consecutive trip to the state tournament. The match is slated for 9 a.m. in Hibbing, […]

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Elk River’s defending state champion tennis team will face Grand Rapids-Greenway in the semifinals of Section 7AA on Monday in Hibbing, while Chisago Lakes meets Duluth East in the other semifinal, both 11 a.m. The championship match is slated for Tuesday at 9 a.m. The Elks are bidding for their eighth consecutive state trip. Meanwhile, […]

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The Elk River tennis team beat Andover 7-0 in their playoff opener and final home match on Saturday. “Andover had improved from when we played them earlier in the year,” said coach Randy Ronning,  “and it made for a fun and competitive match.” Josh Gearou at No. 1 cruised 6-0, 6-0 over an all-conference, four-year starter, […]

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Elk River’s conference win streak in tennis is fixed at 70 for this year after the Elks beat Park Center 7-0 on Friday to close the regular season. The Elks finished 10-0 in the NWSC and head into playoffs 20-1 overall. They’ve had seven straight unbeaten conference seasons. “Both are remarkable accomplishments for a team […]

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Michaela Schulz, who played in six state tennis tournaments for Elk River, has committed to Gustavus Adolphus. Her father, Richard, noted that Schulz had a pair of scholarship offers but decided to go with a D-III school with an outstanding tennis program. Schulz made all-conference five times and posted 198-33 record for the Elks including […]

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  Elk River beat section rival Chisago Lakes 6-1 at home on Thursday, probably locking up a top seed for playoffs. The lone loss came at No. 2 doubles in a marathon that ended an hour and 15 minutes after the rest as Joe Wetherille and Nick Tran dropped a nail-biter, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7. “Overall, […]

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  Elk River pulled out 4-3 wins over Minneapolis Washburn and Bloomington Jefferson at home Monday, improving to 17-1 for the season. This marked the first time the Elks have played either of those schools, noted coach Randy Ronning. Three matches went third-set tiebreakers against Washburn and the Millers won two of those to knot […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The defending state champion Elk River Elks served noticed that they’re still on the short list of state contenders by defeating the Edina Hornets 4-3 at home Saturday morning, sweeping the four singles matches. “They were ranked second in the state,” noted Josh Chuba, who won at No 3 […]

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Elk River tennis hosted its oldest rival, Anoka, and won 7-0 on Friday. “This is our longest running rivalry,” noted Elk coach Randy Ronning. “I believe we have never gone a season since 1959 without playing Anoka in tennis at least once.” This would be the 54th consecutive year of playing each other, said Ronning. […]

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