MORA - Kelsey Klucas, Alice Browning and the No. 1 doubles team of Allie Carlson-Ellen Raushel opened the prep girls' tennis season with 2-0 records at Monday's Mora Tournament.
Aitkin fell to St. Cloud Cathedral 4-3 and swept Mora 7-0.
The No. 3 doubles teams also captured first thanks to a total-points tiebreaker.
"We have some inexperienced new girls in varsity and I thought for the first day out they played well and showed a lot of promise," said Aitkin head coach Cindy Walz. "I was really proud of them putting in so much effort with how difficult it was to play in the heat."
St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Aitkin 3
Aitkin 7, Mora 0
No. 1: 1-Kelsey Klucas 2-0
No. 2: 1-Alice Browning 2-0
No. 3: 2-Nicole Beneke 1-1
No. 4: 2-Anna Browning 1-1
No. 1: 1-Allie Carlson-Ellen Raushel 2-0
No. 2: 2-Megan Rubbelke-Kaitlyn Davies 1-1
No. 3: 1-Kaitlin Konsor-Tori Sundholm; Brittany Searle-Hannah Spicer (Won points tiebreaker)
Next meet - Aitkin, Duluth Marshall and Crosby-Ironton at Crosby Noon Tuesday.
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