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Girls Tennis: Brainerd snags at least a share of CLC title

The Brainerd Warriors hosted St. Cloud Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Claire Erdal
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BRAINERD — Claire Erdahl and Ericah Folden cruised to a first-set victory and withstood a comeback attempt in the second set to win their No. 1 doubles match and help the Brainerd Warriors to a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over St. Cloud Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Ericah Folden

Brainerd swept the doubles with Ellie Brown-Lydia Omberg recovering from a second-set loss to win their No. 2 doubles match.

Lila Collins and Lacy Busch secured Brainerd’s singles victories.

The victory means the Warriors will finish the season with at least a tie for the CLC title.

Brainerd has just one CLC match remaining. That’s scheduled 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Rocori. St. Cloud has a two-point match against Sauk Rapids scheduled for Sept. 27 remaining on its schedule. The Warriors now own a 2-point lead over St. Cloud in the season standings.

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Junior varsity winners in singles were Lydia Olson, Lily Knoepke, Fern French, Jasmine Patnoe and Taylor Harrington. Doubles winners were Paige Beyer-Jessica Cole, Reese Glynn-Lauren Castle, Leah Soukup-Rebekah Soukup, Stella Lundberg-Jasmine Patnoe, Taylor Harrington-Rilee Borders, Ava Capelle-Callista Anderson and Kaya Anderson-Bailey Czech.

Brainerd 5, St. Cloud 2

Singles

No. 1: Paige Tarolly (SC) def. Ella Chaussee 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Lila Collins (Brd) def. Ella Marohl 6-4, 6-3

No. 3: Lacy Busch (Brd) def. Abby Brown 6-2, 6-3

No. 4: Olivia Baverly (SC) def. Kamryn Kraemer 7-5, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1: Claire Erdal-Ericah Folden (Brd) Sadie Mclean-Lily Howe 6-0, 7-5

No. 2: Ellie Brown-Lydia Omberg (Brd) def. Jenna Amundson-Ashley Verant 6-4, 2-6, 6-0

No. 3: Brooklyn Dietz-Hannah Hayes (Brd) def. Sam O’Donnell-Emma Parnes 6-2, 6-3

Conference: Brd 6-0, SC 6-1. Overall: Brd 16-2, SC 8-8. Next: Brainerd hosts Duluth East, Osakis, St. Michael-Albertville 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

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