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Mounds View junior Bjorn Swenson defeated Edina sophomore Matthew Fullerton 6-2, 6-4 in the Class 2A boys’ tennis singles final.
Mounds View junior Bjorn Swenson defeated Edina sophomore Matthew Fullerton 6-2, 6-4 in the Class 2A boys’ tennis singles final.

Brian Peterson, Star Tribune

Class 2A boys’ tennis individual and doubles championships. Here, Mounds View junior Bjorn Swenson celebrated his final point to win his second championship. The 2019 Class 2A singles champion as a freshman and the No. 1 seed in the 2A bracket, defeated No. 2 seeded Matthew Fullerton of Edina.

BJORN SWENSON

Mounds View • tennis

Swenson, a junior, picked up where he left off two years ago, when he won his first singles championship, by defeating talented Edina sophomore Matthew Fullerton 6-2, 6-4 in the Class 2A singles final.

Swenson, ranked by the USTA as the No. 3 player in the nation among boys under 18, finished the season 22-0.

Swenson, who has verbally committed to the University of Michigan, says he still loves high school tennis and was singularly focused on winning another title this year. "I was thinking about it every day. Missing a year of high school tennis is pretty tough when it's something I love to do," Swenson said.

With two state titles to his credit and a year of high school left, Swenson has other plans for his senior season. He'll play singles for the regular season, then hopes to pair with his younger brother Soren to play doubles for the postseason.

Ava Cinnamo, Rosemount track and field, 2021

AVA CINNAMO

Rosemount • track and field

The Class 2A, Section 1 meet ended with four top-of-the-podium efforts for the junior. She won the 100 and 300 hurdles, the triple jump with leap of 37-1 and led off the winning 4x400 relay team (4:00.99).

Ava Fitzgerald, Roseville track and field, jr., 2021

AVA FITZGERALD

Roseville • track and field

The Raiders won the team title at the Class 2A, Section 4 meet, with Fitzgerald providing plenty of points. She won the 100 hurdles in 15.02 seconds, the 300 hurdles in 46.02 and led off the 4x200 relay team that took first in a time of 1:44.77.

Clayton Haberman, Breck tennis, sr., 2021

CLAYTON HABERMAN

Breck • tennis

After leading the Mustangs to the Class 1A team championship, the senior won all four of his matches in the singles bracket, defeating Jack Linder of Mound Westonka 6-1, 6-2 in the finals. He did not lose a set in the tournament.

Taylor Hess, Maple Lake softball, sr., 2021

TAYLOR HESS

Maple Lake • softball

When the Irish needed her at her best, the senior pitcher, who has committed to Kentucky, responded with a three-hit 1-0 shutout in an elimination game in the Section 5 Class 3A championship.

Sam Janski, Park of Cottage Grove basebsll, jr,, 2021

SAM JANSKI

Park of Cottage Grove • baseball

The junior helped the Wolfpack win back-to-back games over Eagan, 5-0 and 9-3, to capture the Class 4A, Section 3 championship. He was 5-for-8 with four RBI and came within one out of pitching a complete game in the deciding-game victory.

Aaron Smith, St. Francis baseball, jr., 2021

AARON SMITH

St. Francis • baseball

The junior lefthander pitched a one-hit, 16-strikeout 3-0 victory over Big Lake, then hit for the cycle with three RBI and three runs in a 10-3 victory over Monticello to help the Saints reach the Class 3A, Section 5 final.

JIM PAULSEN

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