St. Anthony tennis duo ready for state

It has been two weeks since Quinn Bellestri and Nick Kroening clinched a spot in the state tournament. The St. Anthony Village High School duo’s wait is almost over.

The Class A state singles and doubles tournaments run June 9-10 at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in South Minneapolis. Kroening and Bellestri play their first match at 10 a.m. on June 9.

Their first-round opponents are Blake’s Owen Rickert and Joe Mairs.

Kroening and Bellestri secured their spot in the state tournament by finishing second in the Section 5A doubles tournament on March 25. Seeded second, they won their first two matches in straight sets before facing the fifth seed in the finals, where they dropped a three-set decision.

The state tournament continues with second-round matches at 2 p.m. on June 9 and finish up with two more rounds on June 10 at 8 and 11:30 a.m.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.








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