Ellis Syke isn’t the typical newcomer to tennis.
The Coon Rapids sophomore is one of the top racquetball players in the state and decided to give tennis a try this spring.
Coon Rapids and Andover each sent a doubles team to compete in the Class AA state girls’ tennis tournament, but neither could find a win inside the Baseline Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota Oct. 24.
Spring Lake Park girls’ tennis team emerged as one of the top programs during the regular season after an underwhelming 2012 campaign that admittedly left the team divided.
Over the last eight weeks, Coon Rapids girls’ tennis coach Scott Storrick has mixed and matched 18 different lineups during the span of 23 matches.
Coon Rapids girls’ tennis opened the season with a 2-1 mark at its own invitational on the Bob Pivec Courts Aug. 17.
Andover’s first entrants into the state boys’ tennis tournament, the doubles team of Erik Jones and Grant Johnson posted a 2-2 record and nearly came away with the Class AA doubles consolation crown. The Huskies opened the tournament with a two-set loss to St. Cloud Tech’s Luke Zwiener/Chris Mavetz. Tech won the opening set 7-6 [...]
After going 8-2 during the regular season, Blaine found itself among the top teams in Section 5AA, qualifying for the semifinals just like last spring. The No. 4 seeded Bengals began the section team tournament with a 7-0 win against No. 13 seed Spring Lake Park and followed with a 4-3 win against No. 5 Irondale. Top-seed Maple Grove ended the Bengals’ team run in sections with a 7-0 sweep May 20 at Lifetime Fitness-Moore Lake.