Girls Tennis: Warriors outlast Alex for conference win

The Brainerd Warriors hosted the Alexandria Cardinals

Fill the Hill
Tennis fans from Brainerd and Alexandria are seated on the hill overlooking the Brainerd High School Tennis Courts Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, for the Fill the Hill night. Free popcorn and warm weather helped make the evening pleasant for the fans.
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BRAINERD — After dropping the first set 0-6, the duo of Ellie Brown-Lydia Omberg rallied to win their No. 2 doubles match 6 -1, 7-5 and help the Brainerd Warriors to a 6-1 Central Lakes Conference victory over the Alexandria Cardinals Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Lila Collins was the only Warrior to win in straight sets at No. 2 singles. Lacy Busch and Kamryn Kraemer both dropped their first set only to win the next two for their singles wins.

Claire Erdahl-Ericah Folden won their No. 1 doubles match 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 and Hannah Hayes-Brooklyn Dietz collected a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.

In junior varsity action, Lydia Olson, Brooke Mulholland and Jessica Cole won in singles. Double winners were Paige Beyer-Leah Soukup, Rebekah Soukup-Lauren Castle, Taylor Harrington-Kaya Anderson, Ava Haskell-Taylor Manecke, Bailey Czech-Audrey Breen, Jasmine Patnoe-Abi Neelan, Maureen Paulus-Ava Capelle, Rilee Borders-Isabell Bednarek, Fern French-Callista Anderson and Jasmine Patnoe-Eva Zeronov

Brainerd 6, Alexandria 1


No. 1: Marisa Rousu (Alex) def. Ella Chaussee 6-4, 6-1

No. 2: Lila Collins (Brd) def. Rachel Wagner 6-4, 6-3

No. 3: Lacy Busch (Brd) def. Kylie Lattiner 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

No. 4: Kamryn Kraemer (Brd) def. Teresa Bitzen 3-6, 6-2, 7-5


No. 1: Clare Erdal-Ericah Folden (Brd) def. Ayla Bolin-Chelby Rurge 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

No. 2: Ellie Brown-Lydia Omberg (Brd) def.Jaylen Halverson-Katelyn Thiery 0-6, 6-1, 7-5

No. 3: Hannah Hayes-Brooklyn Dietz (Brd) def. Faith Odland-Morgan Aure 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Conference: CLC 6-0. Overall: CLC 16-2. Next: Brainerd hosts St. Cloud 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

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