BRAINERD — While going 3-1 in singles play, Willmar wasn’t able to get a ‘W’ in doubles play as host Brainerd escaped with a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference victory on Monday to stay undefeated in conference play.
At No. 2 singles, Ashely Prahl battled through a tough first set with the Warriors’ Kate Chaussee before pulling away in the second set to get the victory, 7-6, 6-1. Then at No. 4 singles, Allison Bruhn rebounded from a first-set loss to beat Ella Chaussee in a third-set, super-tiebreaker, 1-6, 7-6, 10-3.
The Cardinals return home on Tuesday to take on Sartell in a CLC dual meet.
Brainerd 4, Willmar 3
(1) Kate Kurtzman, B, def Chloe Hansen 7-5 6-0 (2) Ashley Prahl, W, def Kate Chaussee 7-6 (5) 6-1 (3) Alyssa Morrell, W, def Savannah Smith 6-2 6-4 (4) Allison Bruhn, W, def Ella Chaussee 1-6 7-6 (6) 10-3
(1) Lily Jones/Ally Goeden, B, def Alise Staebell/Ashlie Staebell 6-1 6-0 (2) Addie Sanford/Chloe Pecarich, B, def Rebecca Laurence/Caroline Becker 6-4 6-2 (3) Catherine Moraghan/Peyton McConkey, B, def Kara Hisken/Kessa Mara 6-1 6-0
Minnewaska 6, NLS 1
Ninth-ranked (Class A) Minnewaska picked up a 6-1 non-conference victory against New London-Spicer Monday in Glenwood.
At No. 2 doubles, the Lakers’ Maddie Thorfinnson and Annika Randt went three sets with the Wildcats’ Megan Warner and Taylor Barber. Maddie and Randt came away the winners after taking the third-set, super-tiebreaker, 11-9.
NLS’s lone win came at No. 2 singles as Izzy Schmiesing beat Alissa Thorfinnson in two sets.