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Columbus senior Bernt runner-up at state tennis

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo Coumbus senior nearly finished it out, but fell just short.  Bernt loss 2 sets to 1 against Aaron Chalstrom of Fort Dodge Saint Edmond in the 1A individual state tennis championship.

Chalstrom's win snapped a streak of 3 straight runner-up finishes for the Gael senior.

Bernt opened the match strong winning the first set 6-4.  He then shot out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, but Chalstrom rallied for the 7-5 and then dominated in the third set winning 6-1.

Bernt was looking for his second championship at Columbus.  He teamed up with Michael Goerdt to win the state doubles title in 2011.

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