Sara Wennerstrand won at No. 1 singles as the Brainerd Warriors beat Alexandria 5-2 in Thursday’s Central Lakes Conference meet at Brainerd High School.
Caitlin Steffen and Payge Fitterer won singles matches for Brainerd, which is tied for first in the conference.
Brooke Mimmack-Ashley Fitterer and Kristina Anderson-Claire Gunsbury scored doubles victories for Brainerd.
“We knew this match with Alexandria would be a competitive match, which it was,” said Warriors coach Lisa Salo. “We told our girls to come out of the gates playing competitive and aggressive tennis and they responded to the challenge well. We looked for opportunities to control and dictate points. It was solid effort by the Warriors.”
■ Junior varsity winners
Emily Price, Jenna Swenson, Sarah Wiger, Jessica Ernster and Kiera Schweitzberger marked down singles victories for the Warriors’ junior varsity.
Winning doubles matches were Hannah Spitzley-Megan Wroolie, Abby Thorkelson-Molly West, Karrina Myhre-Isabel Thompson, Emma Johnson-Victoria Vesely, Molly West-Sydney Stock and Maura Halvorson-Thorkelson.
Brainerd 5, Alexandria 2
No. 1: Sara Wennerstrand (B) def. Ellie Bergstrand 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Caitlin Steffen (B) def. Carly Saell 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Payge Fitterer (B) def. Kim Wilkins 6-3, 6-0
No. 4: Bria Schueler (A) def. Hannah Moen 6-1, 6-1
No. 1: Brooke Mimmack-Ashley Fitterer (B) def. Rachel Sjorstrand-Marissa Wheeler 6-4, 6-1
No. 2: Kristina Anderson-Claire Gunsbury (B) def. Kerri Wilkens-Katie Peterson 6-3, 6-3
No. 3: Hannah Vickstrom-Abby Telander (A) def. Kennedy Rusk-Hailey Hinrichs 6-1, 6-4
Conf: B 4-0. Overall: B 6-3-1. Next: Moose Invitational at Brainerd 9 a.m. Saturday.