Girls Tennis: Chaussees key to Warrior win


GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Kate Chaussee and Ella Chaussee both battled back after trailing in their first set to pick up straight set victories and help the No. 1 seeded Brainerd Warriors top No. 4 Moorhead 5-2 in the North Subsection 8-2A Team Tournament Thursday, Oct. 3.

Kate Chaussee

Ella Chaussee


Kate Chaussee downed Azylen Lunak 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Ella Chaussee posted a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.

Kate Kurtzman grabbed Brainerd’s other singles win.

The No. 2 doubles team of Addie Sanford-Chloe Pecarich won 6-4, 6-2 and Catherin Moraghan and Peyton McConkey won at No. 3 doubles.

The victory advances Brainerd into the Section 8-2A semifinals

“Every one of our athletes showed resilience,” Warriors head coach Lisa Salo said. “Our singles players had to work through some strategy adjustments and adaptations, which they did very well. We are proud of everyone’s efforts.”

The No. 2 seeded Bemidji Lumberjacks eliminated No. 7 Little Falls 7-0 in the quarterfinals Thursday. Beth Ahlin racked up seven game points in her No. 3 singles loss.


Brainerd 5, Moorhead 2
No. 1: Kate Kurtzman (Brd) def. Katrina Hansen 6-5, 7-5
No. 2: Kate Chaussee (Brd) def. Azylen Lunak 7-5, 6-2
No. 3: Nicole Hoogland (M) def. Savannah Smith (Brd) 6-0, 7-5
No. 4: Ella Chaussee (Brd) def. Josi Palmer 7-5, 6-3

No. 1: Kylie Dumas-Rachel Craig (M) def. Lily Jones-Ally Goeden 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
No. 2: Addie Sanford-Chloe Pecarich (Brd) def. Emma Craig-Anna Korsmo 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Catherine Moraghan-Peyton McConkey (Brd) def. Ashley Knutson-Lydia Gross 6-1, 6-2
Overall: 15-2. Next: Brainerd in the North Subsection 8-2A Individual Tournament in Grand Forks 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

Bemidji 7, Little Falls 0
No. 1: Savannah Haugen (Bem) def. Sadie Sue Houdek 6-2, 6-2
No. 2: Tatum Offerdahl (Bem) def. McKayla Geise 6-1, 6-4
No. 3: Emily Dondelinger (Bem) def. Beth Ahlin 6-4, 6-3
No. 4: Aftyn Schmidt (Bem) def. Claire Kimman 6-1, 6-0

No. 1: Alexis Leitner-Nettie Kimble (Bem) def. Nicole Statema-Sylvia Erwin 6-0., 6-0
No. 2: Chloe Hasbargen-Paige Anderson (Bem) def. Julia Vetsch-Ashley Hagen 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Hannah Nelson-Kylen Fenson (Bem) def. Hailey McDuffee-Jenna Athmann 6-0, 6-0
Next: Little Falls in the North Subsection 8-2A Individual Tournament in Grand Forks 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
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