ALEXANDRIA - A victory at No. 3 doubles by Garth Askegaard and Chris Rud helped the Brainerd Warriors avenge their only loss of the season with a 6-1 victory in Central Lakes Conference play Thursday.
After dropping the first set 6-4, Askegaard-Rud regrouped to win 6-2, 6-1.
"I think they were a little tight the first set," Warriors coach Bruce Thompson said. "In the second set they took command, took care of business, and got it done. They got up in the second set and never looked back. They were up 4-1 in the third and cruised 6-2."
Alexandria had beaten the Warriors 4-3 in the season opener April 9 at Brainerd.
Brainerd's No. 1 team of Nathan Henningson-Corey Kuglin won 6-3, 6-1, and the No. 2 team of Michael Ruen-Jared Anderson won 6-3, 6-2.
Jordan Goos was the Warriors' only singles winner, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4.
"I thought we could get all three singles points, or a couple singles points," Thompson said. "We just played under extreme conditions, windy, cold, it was just brutal."
Brainerd 4, Alexandria 3
No. 1: Reggie Ronning (Alx) def. Devin Larson 6-4, 7-5
No. 2: Connor Illies (Alx) def. Morgan Salo 6-3, 6-4
No. 3: Luke Eberly (Alx) def. Jordan Shiltz 6-4, 6-3
No. 4: Jordan Goos (Brd) def. Joey Goeden 6-3, 6-3
No. 1: Nathan Henningson-Corey Kuglin (Brd) def. Jacob Otterness-Marvin Bensman 6-3, 6-1
No. 2: Michael Ruen-Jared Anderson (Brd) def. Matt Peterson-Kevin DeSautils 6-3, 6-2
No. 3: Garth Askegaard-Christopher Rude (Brd) def. Cody Nelson-Ben LeVahn 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Conference: Brd 7-1. Overall: Brd 8-1. Next: Brainerd hosts Sartell 4:30 p.m. Monday.
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