Elk River tennis

  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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Elk River had three “snowman” victories on the way to a 7-0 conquest of Champlin Park on Tuesday in Champlin. Sam Gearou, Josh Gearou and Josh Chuba were all 6-0, 6-0 winners at 1-2-3 singles. The Elks are 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the NWCS, and stretched their conference win streak to 65. They will [...]

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Elk River bounced back from their first loss since 2011 by defeating the Blaine Bengals 7-0 on Monday at Blaine. “We had a good match with Blaine.Their doubles were strong, but we managed to win every point,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning. “The players responded well to the close loss to Burnsville on Saturday, and bounced [...]

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The Elk River tennis team picked up its 63rd straight conference win, and third this year, 7-0 over the Osseo Orioles on Thursday in Osseo. One of Osseo’s players is Bridge Tussler, the Star News metro football player of the year last fall, and a leader of Osseo’s 2012 state basketball championship team. Tussler and [...]

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