North Girls Tennis: Aitkin qualifies three for section tournament
VIRGINIA — Aitkin’s Claire Browning was the singles runner-up and teammates Lisa Anderson-Malinda Lahmann-Sharbonda finished third in doubles in the North Subsection 7-1A tournament Wednesday.
Katelyn Rice of Eveleth-Gilbert beat Browning 6-0, 6-3, in the championship match.
Anderson-Lahmann-Sharbonda lost to E-G’s Aimee Allen-Chelsea Judnick 6-1, 6-3, for third place.
The top four in the subsection advance to the section tournament Tuesday at Duluth.
North Subsection Singles
Katelyn Rice (Eveleth-Gilbert) def. Elise Courtemanche (Aitkin) 6-0, 6-0; Courtemanche eliminated
Claire Browning (Aitkin) def. Alayna Starr (Virginia) 7-5, 6-2; Semifinals: Browning def. Lexi Brascugli (Eveleth-Gilbert) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Championship: Katelyn Rice (Eveleth-Gilbert) def. Browning 6-0, 6-3
North Subsection Doubles
Brylee Seitz-Taylor Gunderson (Virginia) def. Amy Chalich-Taylor Smith (Aitkin) 6-0, 6-0; Chalich-Smith eliminated
Lisa Anderson-Malinda Lahmann-Sharbonda (Aitkin) def. Juliann Perala-Kelsey Norlander (Virginia) 6-2, 6-2; Semifinals: Amy Terrio-Kayla Young (Eveleth-Gilbert) def. Anderson-Lahmann-Sharbonda 6-2, 6-4; Third place: Aimee Allen-Chelsea Judnick (Eveleth-Gilbert) def. Anderson-Lahmann-Sharbonda 6-1, 6-3
Next: Section 7-1A tournament at Duluth Tuesday.