Tennis player knocked out by a state champ

Published 12:40 pm Friday, October 26, 2012

Claire Christian was defeated in the consolation round of the state tennis tournament in Minneapolis today by Eva Sullivan of Providence Academy 6-3, 6-1.

Sullivan was the Class A doubles state champion last year. Christian said Sullvian played a consistent match and was able to get to every ball.

As far as her own playing, Christian said she was just trying to stay in the rallies and move around.

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“I’m really proud of myself,” Christian said. “My goal was to make it to the second day and I did that. I played really well today, she just played better.”

The loss to Sullivan ends Christian’s trip to state, but as a junior she still has one more year to set state tournament goals.