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Girls Tennis: CLC champions Warriors beat Bemidji

Brainerd at Bemidji Wednesday, Sept. 29

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BEMIDJI — No. 3 doubles team Avery Anakkala and Claire Erdal were the deciding match for the Brainerd Warriors in their 4-3 win over Bemidji Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Anakkala-Erdal won in three sets 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) as the Warriors improved to 15-2.

Lindsy Busch-Ericah Folden won at No. 2 doubles for the Warriors 6-3, 6-1 while Catherine Moraghan and Lacy Busch each won at singles for Brainerd.

Bemidji handed the Brainerd Warriors their only loss last season in the Section 8-2A team championship.

Brainerd’s Tuesday, Sept. 28, match with Rocori was canceled because of COVID-19 issues at Rocori. That was the final conference match on Brainerd’s schedule. With a 7-0 conference record, the Warriors clinched the conference championship or at least a share of the title. Both Brainerd and the St. Cloud Crush finished with 12 conference points despite Brainerd defeating St. Cloud twice during the regular season.

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Brainerd 4, Bemidji 3
Singles
No. 1: Savannah Haugen (Bem) def. Ella Chaussee 6-2, 6-1
No. 2: Emily Dondelinger (Bem) def. Taylor Ruhl 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3: Catherine Moraghan (Brd) def. Mollie Rupp 6-4, 6-2
No. 4: Lacy Busch (Brd) def. Anna Glen 2-6, 6-0, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1: Chloe Hasbargen-Tatum Offerdahl (Bem) def. Brynne Folden-Lila Collins 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
No. 2: Lindsy Busch-Ericah Folden (Brd) def. Abby Johnson-Paige Anderson 6-3, 6-1
No. 3: Avery Anakkala-Claire Erdal (Brd) def. Maddie Jensen-Darby Neis 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4)
Overall: Brd 15-2. Next: Brainerd hosts Osakis 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

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Claire Erdal

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