Eagle River, Chugiak battle down to the wire in tennis


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Chugiak’s Forrest Campnell gets to a shot during a match against East on Aug. 25 at Chugiak. Campnell teamed up with Kirsten Brueggemann to win their mixed doubles match with Eagle River on Aug. 29, but the Wolves hung on for a 5-4 match victory thanks to a sweep of the four all-girl matches.

STAR PHOTO BY MATT TUNSETH

Eagle River’s girls dominated to lead the Wolves to a narrow 5-4 win over Chugiak at Chugiak High on Aug. 29.

Chaunti Hall and Dylan Pruner each won their singles matches and the doubles teams of Claire Bottini/Hannah Spainhour and Tori Fishburn/Maggie Wallace also picked up victories for Eagle River, which won five of eight contested matches. The Wolves also got a win from Brody Schuyler in boys singles.

Jim Marchlinski defeated Jacob Klaameyer in the No. 1 boys singles match for Chugiak, which won both boys doubles matches thanks to the work of Nate House/Josh Keller and Nick Schwenne/Chris Moore.

Forrest Campnell and Kirsten Brueggemann won the day’s most competitive match, beating the team of Quinn Hulse and Kendall Mullins 11-9 in a tiebreaker.

Pruner has been the hottest local tennis player of late, winning her last three matches. Hall’s win gave her two straight wins after picking up a victory in Eagle River’s 6-3 loss to Service on Aug. 25.

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