Elk River tennis

  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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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor If ever an opponent seemed poised to end Elk River’s seven-year conference win streak in boys tennis it was this year’s Maple Grove Crimson. However, the defending state champion Elks fended off the Crimson 4-3 at home Thursday, extending their NWSC streak to 68 matches. Technically it was an [...]

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The Elk River tennis team rolled past Centennial 7-0 on Tuesday, moving one step closer to what should be a conference championship-deciding match Thursday. “Nice win over a good team,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning. The Cougars have often been the Elks’ top Northwest Suburban rival in both boys and girls tennis. The Elks (12-1) [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Josh Chuba is a powerful and nimble presence in both soccer and tennis for ERHS, warranting serious college attention in both. Randy Ronning is just glad that tennis is one of the sports the 6-foot-3, 190-pound athlete embraced. Chuba has won more than 100 matches and was an almost automatic point [...]

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The Elk River tennis stay remained undefeated in conference play turning back Armstrong 6-1 at home Thursday. The Falcons won a 3-setter at No. 1 doubles, last match completed, to avert the shutout. The Elks are 6-0 in conference, extending their six-year win streak to 66, and 9-1 overall. They are scheduled to play at [...]

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