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

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

Claire Erdal

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.

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.


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


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


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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