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Girls Tennis: Brainerd sweeps Spartans

Payge Fitterer

Payge Fitterer at No. 1 singles defeated her opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Brainerd's 7-0 sweep against Rocori Thursday.

"Payge has competed against Brynn Sauer for the past three years and has never won, and tonight she finally did," said Warrior head coach Lisa Salo. "Payge stayed patient and used a variety of hitting techniques. She really used her finesse to defeat this strong competitor."

Nicole Rud-Maria Bell won their No. 2 doubles match 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 for Brainerd.

"Rud-Bell dropped the second game, but really came back focused and composed and overall took the match," Salo said. "I was super proud of the way the team played."

Brainerd 7, Rocori 0

Singles

No. 1: Payge Fitterer (Brd) def. Brynn Sauer 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

No. 2: Britney Fletcher (Brd) def. Abby Kaluza 6-2, 6-2

No. 3: Kate Kurtzman (Brd) def. Amy Bertram 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Audrey Collins (Brd) def. Amanda Molitor 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(7-2)

Doubles

No. 1: Libby Kurtzman-Taya Person (Brd) def. Grace Schneider-Drew Jokela 6-0, 6-1

No. 2: Nicole Rud-Maria Bell (Brd) def. Andrea Eisenschenk-Megan Kalthoff 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

No. 3: Hannah Rud-Heidi Jacobson (Brd) def. Angela Molitor-Emily Kieke 6-2, 6-0

Conference: Brd 5-1. Overall: Brd 14-1. Next: Brainerd hosts Willmar 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Brainerd JV 9, Rocori 1

Doubles winners: Jaycie Hinrichs-Macey Peterson, Lily Jones-Elizabeth Eigen, Ally Goeden-Chloe Pecarich, Amber Britton-Kate Chausse, Lily Plestad-Emily Moore, Madison Kalenberg-Amy Meyer, Ashlynn Vroman-Raleigh Mann, Keyahna Kurilla-Ali Langford, Lexus Ruggles-Hailey Namenuk

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