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Girls Tennis: Warriors’ team season ends in loss to Becker

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Brainerd's Kate Kurtzman (left) and assistant coach Bruce Thompson congratulate the Warriors' No. 3 doubles team of Cathrine Moraghan and Peyton McConkey after their win against Becker Friday, Oct. 11, in the Section 8-2A Team Tournament semifinals at Sartell. Submitted photo.

SARTELL -- Brainerd’s doubles team of Catherine Moraghan and Peyton McConkey posted the only win for the North No. 1 seeded Warriors, who saw their team season come to an end in a 6-1 semifinal loss to the South No. 2 seeded Becker Bulldogs in the Section 8-2A Team finals Friday, Oct. 11, at Sta-Fit.

Moraghan-McConkey defeated Halle Murphy-Arin Hendrickson 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.

The match was much more closely contested than the final score indicated. Three of Brainerd’s losses came in close, three-set matches.

Kate Chaussee lost 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-8 at No. 2 singles and Ella Chaussee lost at No. 4 singles 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

At No. 2 doubles, Addie Sanford and Chloe Pecarich fought hard through two tiebreakers before losing 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 10-2.

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“This was a very quality match between two strong teams,” said Brainerd head coach Lisa Salo. “It was a very competitive match and that is what we expect in the section semis. Becker was the better team today.

“It’s hard to see the team season end (Brainerd finishes 16-3), but we have nothing to hang our heads about what this team accomplished this season. We had a lot of players step into new roles and the coaching staff is incredibly proud of this team and what they accomplished.”

The Warriors play Saturday in the Section 8-2A Individual Finals at Sta-Fit. Kate Kurtzman is in the singles quarterfinals beginning at 9 a.m. Doubles quarterfinals start at 10:30 a.m. for Lily Jones-Ally Goeden and Sanford-Pecarich.

Section semifinal
Becker 6, Brainerd 1
Singles
No. 1: Courtney Nuest (Bec) def. Kate Kurtzman 6-2, 6-3
No. 2: Anna Ritchie (Bec) def. Kate Chaussee 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-8
No. 3: Maddie Moe (Bec) def. Savannah Smith 6-2, 6-1
No. 4: Ayla Brown (Bec) def. Ella Chaussee 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1: Julia Bengston-Alayna Lindquist (Bec) def. Lily Jones-Ally Goeden 6-1, 6-1
No. 2: Jackie Yoerg-Jazlyn Toedter (Bec) def. Chloe Pecarich-Addie Sanford 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 10-2
No. 3: Catherine Moraghan-Peyton McConkey (Brd) def. Halle Murphy-Arin Hendrickson 6-1, 6-2

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Overall: Brd 16-3. Next: Brainerd in Section 8-2A Individual Tournament at Sartell 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
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