NISSWA -- Brainerd's Kayla Huether finished third and the Brainerd Warrior girls' tennis team opened its season Thursday with a fifth-place finish in the Camp Lake Hubert Invitational in Nisswa.
Huether won three of her five No. 1 singles matches. She defeated Blue Earth's Jenae Willette 8-1, Osseo's Stephanie Woolley 8-5 and Blaine's Jenny Peterson 8-5. Her losses were to Eastview's Meghan Williams 8-1 and Bemidji's Dani Evans 8-4.
None of the Warriors' other individuals or doubles teams won more than one match apiece.
"The Camp Lake Hubert Invitational is a unique experience," Warriors coach Marnie Whalen said. "Hosting five teams overnight at Camp Lake Hubert is a great opener for us.
"Bemidji has traditionally dominated this event. We invited Eastview this year. In their first time in this tournament they had a great showing, with their 31 points beating Bemidji's 25 for the title."
Eastview won all four singles titles and the No. 3 doubles championship.
Team scores: 1-Eastview 31, 2-Bemidji 25, 3-Blaine 17, 4-Blue Earth 16, 5-(tie) Brainerd and Osseo 8
No. 1 -- 1-Meghan Williams (E), 2-Stephanie Wooley (O), 3-Kayla Huether (Brd) 3-2
No. 2 -- 1-Dawn Olson (E), 2-Nicole Christiansen (Bem), 3-Sara Petersen (BE), Emily Olson (Brd) 1-4
No. 3 -- 1-Kelsie Allen (E), 2-Katie Erdahl (BE), 3-Jamie Hoffman (Bem), Erica Mortensen (Brd) 0-5
No. 4 -- 1-Alyssa Frazee (E), 2-Rachel Smith (Bem), 3-Katie Anderson (Blaine), Natalie Reponen (Brd) 1-4
No. 1 -- 1-Stacy Lofgren-Amy Boyer (Bem), 2-Kirsten Marciniak-Nicole Gale (Blaine), 3-Kaitlyn Lundberg-Liz Kopacek (O), Claire Surma-Catherine Luckemeyer (Brd) 1-4
No. 2 -- Kelli Christiansen-Rachel Imsanden (Bem), 2-Andrea Pash-Jen Pash (E), 3-Lyndsey Gjere-Sam Passer (BE), Abby Ahlberg-Amber Arnoldi (Brd) 1-4
No. 3 -- 1-Carrie Noll-Jessica Wilson (E), 2-Traci Christiansen-Brittany Thompson (Bem), 3-Ashley Nixon-Stephanie Hauge (Blaine), Megan Jacobsen-Jenna Haberman (Brd) 1-4
Next meet -- Detroit Lakes, Park Center, Champlin Park at Brainerd quadrangular 9 a.m. Friday.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.