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Alexandria boys' tennis: Branch grabs lone win for Cards

Alexandria's Eric Branch rushed the net during a match against Fergus Falls earlier this season. Branch got the only win for the Cardinals during Tuesday's match with Brainerd, taking fourth singles 6-1, 6-4.

Eric Branch got the only win for Alexandria on Tuesday night as the Brainerd tennis team handed the Cardinals a 6-1 loss in the Central Lakes Conference.

Branch took care of Peyton Argir at fourth singles by a 6-1, 6-4 score. The Warriors won every other match in straight sets.

"Brainerd took it to us bad on our home courts and this is hard to swallow," Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. "Our guys had a rough night and look to get the bad taste out of our mouths when Apollo comes to town on [Thursday]."

BRAINERD 6,

ALEXANDRIA 1

SINGLES - No. 1 - OJ Kremer (B) def. Mark Kallevig, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 - Ryan Bell (B) def. Levi Duwenhoegger, 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 - Tanner Windberg (B) def. Devin Crowe, 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 - Branch (A) def. Peyton Argir, 6-1, 6-4

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Reno Russy/Luke Jacobsen (B) def. Brendan Holm/Mathias Burban, 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 - Jed Rusk/Parker Sundquist (B) def. Jacob Strand/Payton Grandgenett, 6-4, 6-0; No. 3 - Kyle Helmberger/Jordan Kleist (B) def. Nick Partington/Carl Branch, 6-0, 6-1

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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