Majettes tennis drops both duals to Roughriders and Knights

Ashton Gerard/MDN Minot High senior Raquel Egge eyes the ball as it comes across the court against Grand Forks Central Friday at Hammond Park in Minot.

The Minot High School girls tennis team (12-6, 7-1 West Region) came up empty on Friday at Hammond Park as the Majettes lost to both Grand Forks Red River and Grand Forks Central, 4-3.

“We lost two tough matches to a couple of very good Grand Forks teams,” MHS head coach Scott DeLorme said. “Unfortunately today we were unable to win key points at crucial times, and that came back to hurt us by the end of each match.”

Minot’s day starting off on the right foot when the Majettes won two of their three singles matches against Red River. Freshman Eden Olson defeated Lilli Pokrzywinski in two sets (6-3, 6-0), and senior Raquel Egge defeated Shaelyn Johnson in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 6-2).

But the Roughriders rebounded in doubles, winning three of the four matches to claim the 4-3 dual win. The only doubles win for Minot came from freshman Sofia Egge and Valeria Cevallos, who bested Julia Miller and Kylee Horner (6-0, 6-2).

In the Majettes’ second dual against Grand Forks Central, the home team once again jumped out to a strong start. Minot won all three singles matches in two sets, but the Knights launched an epic comeback in doubles.

Grand Forks Central won all four doubles matches to earn the 4-3 dual win. The closest match came from Olson and senior Joelle Fettig, who fell to Gabriella Spicer and Emily Morken (7-5, 7-5).

The Majettes now shift their focus to regionals next Thursday at Hammond Park. The day begins at 10 a.m.

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