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GIRLS TENNIS: Warriors win one of three in opener

HIBBING — The Brainerd Warriors opened their season with a 4-3 win over host Hibbing in the Bluejackets’ invitational Monday.

Sara Wennerstrand and Natalie Comeau won singles matches against Hibbing and the doubles teams of Megan Hintz-Brooke Mimmack and Lauren Rud-Kristina Anderson provided the other two wins.

“We really used today to see what our lineup strengths are,” Warriors coach Ellen Fussy said. “Our win against Hibbing was probably the lineup we’ll get to see a lot, but we still wanted to change it up and see where things will fall.

“Thursday (at Delano) the girls will be playing one position all day. It’s not a team tournament, it’s a position tournament. In the next two days the coaches will have to put their heads together and make some decisions.”

Brainerd 4, Hibbing 3


No. 1: Sara Wennerstrand (B) def. Mikaela Krumpotich 5-7, 7-5 (10-5)

No. 2: Tina Matetich (H) def. Caitlin Steffen 6-0, 6-3

No. 3: Natalie Comeau (B) def. Emily Milani 7-5, 7-5

No. 4: Nicole Blagoue (H) def. Chloe Glassman 6-4, 6-1


No. 1: Megan Hintz-Brooke Mimmack (B) def. Miranda Moris-Janelle Shea 6-2, 6-3

No. 2: Emily Warner-Megan Hodge (H) def. Ashley Fitterer-Morgan Steffen 6-1, 2-6 (12-10)

No. 3: Lauren Rud-Kristina Anderson (B) def. Rachel Smilanich-Maddy Pusateri 6-3, 6-3

Virginia 4, Brainerd 3


No. 1: Taylor Gunderson (V) def. Caitlin Steffen 6-3, 6-3

No. 2: Brylie Sitz (V) def. Chloe Glassman 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Amy Rue (V) def. 6-4, 6-3, Kristina Anderson

No. 4: Jessica Berglund def. Sara Dick 6-0, 6-1


No. 1: Sara Wennerstrand Ashley Fitterer def. Juliann Perala-Alayna Stark 6-0, 6-2

No. 2: Megan Hintz-Brooke Mimmack def. Jill Westerberg-Kelsey Norlander 6-1, 6-0

No. 3: Morgan Steffen-Natalie Comeau def. Hailey Greenwalt-Mckenzie Phelps 6-0, 6-0

Chanhassen 6, Brainerd 1


No. 1: Hailey Haakenstad (C) def. Sara Wennerstrand 6-1, 6-1

No. 2: Natalie Comeau by default over Lydia Passolt

No. 3: Laura Taylor (C) def. Brooke Mimmack 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

No. 4: Kaitlin Storo (C) def. Chloe Glassman 6-4, 6-3


No. 1: Brooke Lapinski-Megan Huegget (C) def. Megan Hintz-Morgan Steffen 6-3, 6-3

No. 2: Anna Gasperlin-Reilly Pogue (C) def. Caitlin Steffen-Ashley Fitterer 6-1, 6-3

No. 3: Paige Pogue-Lauren Schaefer (C) def. Lauren Rud-Kristina Anderson 6-4, 6-2

Overall: Brd 1-2. Next: Brainerd at Delano tournament 9 a.m. Thursday.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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