BOYS TENNIS: Warriors’ season ends
SARTELL — The Elk River Elks won all seven matches in straight sets and ended Brainerd’s season with a 7-0 win over the Warriors in the semifinals of the Section 8-2A team tournament Wednesday.
Brainerd won a total of 12 games against the South Subsection’s top-seeded and Class 2A’s seventh-ranked Elks.
“Elk River’s a very good team,” Warriors coach Bruce Thompson said. “Down the line they’ve got some pretty nice athletes. They’re so solid at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. They’re a deep team.
“It was a tough environment to play in with the wind, but we’ve had a good season. Our kids played well. I appreciate the effort of all of our kids.”
In the section doubles tournament, Brainerd seniors Cole Sundquist and Jordan Shiltz lost to Elk River’s eighth-grade twins Josh and Sam Gearou 6-2, 6-2.
“They’ve had a great career with Brainerd Warrior tennis,” Thompson said of Shiltz and Sundquist. “They’re two great kids. The team from Elk River’s a very solid team. They’re only eighth-graders but they play like seniors, like machines.
“Cole and Jordan didn’t play badly. There were some nice points played.”
Section team semifinals
Elk River 7, Brainerd 0
No. 1: Josh Gearou (ER) def. Cole Sundquist 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Sam Gearou (ER) def. Jordan Shiltz 6-0, 6-2
No. 3: Mitchel Brandell (ER) def. Luke Jacobsen 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Ryan Ness (ER) def. DJ Kraemer 6-0, 6-2
No. 1: Josh Chuba-Zach Steichen (ER) def. Gunnar Askegaard-Trent Anderson 6-2, 6-2
No. 2: Dylan Berger-Jesse Bragg (ER) def. Bobby Posch-Reno Fussy 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Nathan Chamthamontry-Steve Delain (ER) def. Parker Sundquist-Ryan Bell 6-2, 6-1
Overall: Brd finishes 11-4.
Section doubles quarterfinals
Joshua Gearou-Samuel Gearou (Elk River) def. Cole Sundquist-Jordan Shiltz (Brainerd) 6-2, 6-2