Jordan girls tennis

Ella Bounds earned a 6-1, 6-4 win for the Jaguars against Shakopee at No. 3 singles.

In a very busy week, the Jordan girls tennis team lost three very close matches.

The Jaguars went 1-4 in their last five matches, as they lost two of those matches by one and another by two.

On Monday, Jordan lost to fellow section opponent the Shakopee Sabers 2-5 at the Jordan Middle School tennis court.

That match could have gone either way as the Sabers earned one point in a tight three-set match and also earned two close straight victories.

Jordan two points came at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles.

Ella Bounds earned the point at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Maddy Bergien.

Morgan Busse and Maddie Jerabek won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles for the Jaguars.

At No. 2 doubles, Jordan fell in three sets as Ari Kraus and Lydia Cook fell 4-6, 6-2, 2-6.

Prior to the match with the Sabers, Jordan participated in a quadrangular at Litchfield on Saturday and lost all three matches.

The Jagaurs lost to Foley 3-4 and defeated No. 9 ranked Minnewaska Area 4-3 and to Litchfield 1-6.

In both the Foley and Minnewaska matches, the fourth and deciding point came down to a very tight third set.

Against Minnewaska, Jordan got three quick points from Emily Randolph at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-1), Bounds at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-3) and Jerabek/Busse at No. 1 doubles (6-2, 6-2) while Minnewaska earned two points at 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.

The No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles matches both went into a third set with Jordan’s No. 3 doubles team of Lydia Cook and Emily Luskey earning a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-7 victory.

At No. 1 singles. Jordan’s Emily Henderson and Danielle Thorfinnson battled back and forth until Thorfinnson outlasted Henderson 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.

Against Foley, the two teams split the four singles matches with Bounds (7-5, 6-4) and Mikayla Hanson (7-6, 6-3) earning the points for Jordan.

In doubles, Jerabek and Busse won 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 for the third point for the Jaguars.

The match came down to the No. 2 doubles match between Jordan’s Ari Kraus and Michelle Pekarna and Foley’s Olivia Falk and Savannah Gapinski.

Falk and Gapinski survived Kraus/Pekarna 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 to clinch the win for Foley.

Jordan also lost to Litchfield 1-6 with Jerabek and Emily Randolph earning the win for the Jaguars at No. 2 doubles 7-5, 6-2.

Last Thursday, Jordan defeated Tri-City United 7-0 in Minnesota River Conference action.

The Jaguars won all seven matches in straight sets.

Sports editor

Todd Abeln has been the Shakopee and Jordan sports editor for more than 10 years. He enjoys highlight big accomplishments and competitive games. Todd also enjoys golf, softball and watching his kids play baseball, soccer, hockey and basketball.


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