Girls state tennis: Mounds View, East Ridge fall in Class 2A quarterfinals

Mounds View pushed perennial power Edina in the Class 2A girls tennis state tournament quarterfinals Tuesday at Baseline Tennis Center before falling 5-2 to the third-seeded Hornets.

Unseeded Mounds View’s victories came at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Shae Crockarell and Sofia Kostinovski emerged victorious in straight sets, while it was Stella Fagerlee and Sonali Bhaskar winning at No. 3 doubles.

Rory Wahlstrand won the first set at No. 1 singles, but Edina’s Rashi Singh rallied to take the final two sets to win that match.

Edina will meet two-time defending champion Minnetonka in Wednesday morning’s semifinals after the second-seeded Skippers downed East Ridge 7-0.

Minnetonka didn’t drop a set in the match, and claimed 84 of the 96 games played. But this week marks invaluable experience for the Raptors, who didn’t have a single senior in Tuesday’s quarterfinal lineup.

Top-seeded Rochester Mayo will meet fifth-seeded Maple Grove in Wednesday morning’s other semifinal, with the championship match set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, also on the University of Minnesota campus.

In Tuesday’s quarterfinals, Rochester Mayo beat Brainerd 7-0, and Maple Grove clipped fourth-seeded Elk River 4-3.


Rochester Lourdes, the top seed, will meet fourth-seeded St. James in Wednesday’s semifinal of the Class A tournament at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis after Lourdes downed Luverne 7-0, and St. James edged fifth-seeded Crookston 4-3 in Tuesday’s quarterfinal matches.

Second-seeded Blake squeaked past Providence Academy 4-3. The Bears will meet third-seeded Pine City, who bested New London-Spicer 6-1.

The Class A final is also scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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