FARGO-Payge Fitterer and both Warrior doubles teams will be advancing to the Section 8-2A finals following the North Subsection 8-2A Individuals Tournament Saturday.

Fitterer, who was seeded second and finished second, advanced to the finals with straight set victories over her opponents from Thief River Falls, Moorhead and Bemidji. She was defeated 6-1, 6-1 in the finals by Bemidji's top-seeded Abbie Kelm.

Brainerd's doubles teams Kennedy Rusk-Britney Fletcher (seeded second) and Taya Person-Sydney Stock made it through the first two rounds before each lost in the semifinals. Rusk-Fletcher defeated Person-Stock 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 in the match for third-place.

Libby Kurtzman won her opening round match and lost in the quarterfinals.

The top four individuals and top four doubles teams advance to the Section 8-2A tournament.


Opening round: Payge Fitterer (Brd) def. Kira Beier (TRF) 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Libby Kurtzman (Brd) def. Lydia Lange (LF) 6-0, 6-2

Quarterfinals: Fitterer def. Brenna Mjoness (Mrhd) 6-0, 6-0; Laura Palmer (Bem) def. Kurtzman 6-4, 6-2

Semifinals: Fitterer def. Palmer 6-2, 6-3

Finals: Abbie Kelm (Bem) def. Fitterer 6-1, 6-1


Opening round: Kennedy Rusk-Britney Fletcher (Brd) def. Sydney Rux-Claire Mjoen (Mrhd) 6-0, 6-0; Taya Person-Sydney Stock (Brd) def. No. 4 Sam Edlund-Shelby Eichstadt (Bem) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

Quarterfinals: Rusk-Fletcher def. Amanda Nelson-Abby MacFarlane (FF) 6-3, 6-4; Person-Stock def. No. 5 Arielle Emerson-Grace Schulte (LF) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3

Semifinals: Ellie Ronning-Katie Peterson (Alex) def. Rusk-Fletcher 6-2, 6-2; No. 1 Kora Torkelson-Allie Okenson (TRF) def. Person-Stock 6-2, 6-3

Third-place: Rusk-Fletcher def. Person-Stock 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A finals ???.