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Area Girls Tennis: Three Gobblers advance to section tourney

VIRGINIA - Aitkin's Claire Browning was runner-up in singles competition and the doubles team of Bethany Kinzer-Lydia Browning finished fourth in Monday's North Subsection 7-1A individual tournament.

VIRGINIA - Aitkin's Claire Browning was runner-up in singles competition and the doubles team of Bethany Kinzer-Lydia Browning finished fourth in Monday's North Subsection 7-1A individual tournament.

All three will advance to the Section 7-1A individual tournament next Tuesday at Virginia.

The second-seeded Browning defeated her first two opponents in straight sets before losing 6-1, 6-1 to top-seeded Nore Heinitz from Duluth Marshall in the finals.

Kinzer and Browning notched a first-round win before losing 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 in the semis and defaulting in the third-place match.

Aitkin's Mauren Butenhoff was eliminated in the first round as was the Gobbler doubles team of Brynn Wilson-Grace Liljenquist.

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Aitkin Singles

Claire Browning def. Cassie Cornell (V) 6-0, 6-2; def. Azalea Ginete (DM) 6-1, 6-0; lost to Nore Heinitz (DM 6-1, 6-1

Maren Butenhoff lost to Ava Warren (V) 6-1, 7-5

Aitkin Doubles

Bethany Kinzer-Lydia Browning def. Whitley Graysmark-Sydney Vesterstein (DM) 6-1, 6-3; lost to McKenzie Phelps-Anna Seitz (V) 1-6, 6-3, 2-6; lost by default to Jill Westerbur-Callie Mauston (V)

Brynn Wilson-Grace Liljenquist lost to Cora Delich-Audrey Delich (E-G) 1-6, 0-6

Next: Aitkin's Claire Browning, Bethany Kinzer, Lydia Browning in Section 7-1A individual tournament at Virginia Oct. 20.

Next: Aitkin's Claire Browning, Bethany Kinzer-Lydia Browning in Section 7-1A individual tournament next Tuesday in Virginia.

Related Topics: GIRLS TENNISAITKIN GOBBLERS
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