Girls Tennis: Kurtzman, Chaussee named Warrior MVPs
Kate Kurtzman and Kate Chaussee were named co-Most Valuable Players for the Brainerd Warriors girls tennis team at the end-of-season banquet Sunday, Nov. 1.
Kurtzman, Brainerd’s No. 1 singles player, finished the season 6-4 and reached 101 career victories.
Chaussee, who partnered with Lily Jones at No. 1 doubles after playing singles last season, finished with a 9-1 record this season.
Catherine Moraghan was named the team’s “Grit” or Hardest Worker winner. Taylor Ruhl was named Most Improved.
The tandem of Jones-Chaussee was named the Most Improved Doubles Team. The “Let’s Go” award winners were the No. 2 doubles team of Ally Goeden and Brynne Folden.
Earning All-Central Lakes Conference honors were Kurtzman, Moraghan, Jones and Chaussee.
Goeden, Folden and Ruhl were all-conference honorable mention selections.
All-conference scholar-athletes were Kurtzman, Chaussee, Chloe Pecarich, Raleigh Mann and Goeden.
As a team, Brainerd earned the Minnesota State Coaches Association Gold level for a varsity team grade-point average. Brainerd finished with a team GPA of 4.04.
Kurtzman, Chaussee and Mann earned All-State individual academic awards.
Claire Erdal was named the junior varsity “Grit” hardest worker award winner. Lydia Omberg was the most improved jv singles player. Olivia Dehning and Taylor Harrington were the most improved doubles team and Dehning also earned the “Let’s Go” award.
Seniors this season were Chloe Pecarich, who finished 5-0 this season and with a 29-6 overall record. Jones went 9-1 and finished with a 49-17 career record. Chaussee was 9-1 with a 40-19 career record. Golden finished 9-1 with a 52-15 career record and Kurtzman was 6-4 with a 101-30 career record.