Boys Tennis: Brainerd singles take down Tech in Warrior win

The Brainerd Warriors traveled to St. Cloud Tech for a dual match.

Matthew Moraghan

ST. CLOUD — Matthew Moraghan battled back from a first-set loss to post a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles for the Brainerd Warriors in a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference victory over St. Cloud Tech Wednesday, April 28.

Brainerd swept the singles portion as Beck Barber won his No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-3. Noah Madsen posted a 7-5, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and Ben Boberg scored a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.

“As a ninth grader, Matthew showed so much poise and so much fight,” Warriors head coach Ellen Fussy said. “It’s going to be really fun watching him over the next four years.

“The first set, the Tech player was just not making many unforced errors. In the second set, Matthew was putting more pressure on him and causing him to make some unforced errors. The first set, Matthew just worked the jitters out and he didn’t play his best tennis.

“Then in the third set, you could see that Matthew was in the driver's seat.”


Brainerd’s No. 1 doubles team of RJ Campbell and Karlton Anderson were clipped in a third-set tiebreaker.

Junior varsity winners for Brainerd were J.T. Osborne in singles and George Campbell-Ben Karlgaard, Oliver Schwab-Noah Jocque, Brayden Tollefson-Anthony Nelson and Cole Belton-Nick Naidore in doubles

Brainerd 4, St. Cloud Tech 3
No. 1: Beck Barber (Brd) def. Michael Plumbon 6-2, 6-3
No. 2: Matthew Moraghan (Brd) def. Gavin Fenstad 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3: Noah Madsen (Brd) def. Emilio Estevez 7-5, 6-0
No. 4: Ben Boberg (Brd) def. Jonah Atkinson 6-4, 6-3

No. 1: Ben Nelson-Andrew Plumbon (Tech) def. RJ Campbell-Karlton Anderson 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1)
No. 2: Ripley Gorden-Max Rud (Tech) def. Clark Haglin-Jalen Emslander 6-3, 6-4
No. 3: Tanner Agay-Ben Eryhck (Tech) def. Tyler Schaitberger-Ben Schlegel 6-4, 6-2
Conference: Brd 5-0, SCT 1-2. Overall: Brd 6-6, SCT 2-4. Next: Brainerd hosts Alexandria 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
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