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East Ridge tennis team members celebrate their 7-0 win last week in Section 3AA quarterfinal play over Apple Valley. The Raptors play Eagan this week in the semifinals. (Submitted photo)

East Ridge tennis: Section play begins with clean sweep for Raptors

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The Raptors received the top seed in Section 3AA, then went on to prove its ability to dominate.

After receiving a first-round bye, the Raptors earned a complete sweep against the No. 8-seeded Apple Valley Eagles.


Not one of the Raptors’ singles players – Anuraag Bukkuri, Ben Van der Smam, Vishaal Gupta or Nikhil Gupta – dropped a set in their games.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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