Second and third doubles proved to be a strong point for the Brainerd Warriors boys' tennis team as the Warriors beat Hibbing 5-2 and Staples-Motley 4-3 before falling to Thief River Falls 5-2 Saturday.
The doubles team of Jared Anderson and Michael Ruen finished 2-0 in No. 2 doubles and Josh Bundy and Ryan Imgrund were also a perfect 2-0. Devin Larson and Austin Shiltz were 1-1 at first and third singles, respectively.
The lineup was switched for the meet with Staples-Motley and Josh Bundy won at third singles. Corey Kuglin won his fourth singles matchup with the Cardinals' Trevor Wentworth 6-3, 6-1.
The new doubles team of Shiltz-Imgrund and Anderson-Morgan Salo each won their matches against the Cardinals.
Brainerd 5, Hibbing 2
Brainerd 4, Staples-Motley 3
Thief River Falls 5, Brainerd 2
No. 1: Devin Larson 1-1 (Brd); Nathan Henningson (Brd) 0-1
No. 2: Morgan Salo (Brd) 0-2; Peter Carlson (Brd) 0-1
No. 3: Austin Shiltz (Brd) 1-1; Josh Bundy (Brd) 1-0
No. 4: Corey Kuglin (Brd) 1-0; Jordan Goos (Brd) 0-1; Carlson (Brd) 0-1
No. 1: Corey Kuglin-Nathan Henningson (Brd) 1-1; Larson-Michael Ruen (Brd) 0-1
No. 2: Jared Anderson-Ruen (Brd) 2-0; Anderson-Salo (Brd) 1-0
No. 3: Bundy-Ryan Imgrund (Brd) 2-0; Imgrund-Shiltz (Brd) 1-0
Overall: B 6-6. Next: Brainerd in North sub-section 8 team tournament at Alexandria Monday.
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