JEFFERSON — For the second time this season, the Jefferson tennis team defeated Luther Prep 7-0 in a nonconference prep tennis match Monday.
“I thought Luther Prep played super early on,” Jefferson coach Steve Rogers said. “It seemed like any shot we hit, they got it back. We were down a little bit, but stayed with it and were playing pretty well at the end. This match was tougher than the last time we played.”
The closest match of the day came at No. 3 doubles where Luther Prep’s Ashleigh Jensen and Tabitha Schultz won the opening set before Jefferson’s Rachel Russell and Courtney Halkoski rallied for a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3 victory.
The remaining six flights went to Jefferson in straight sets.
Paige Ganser scored a 6-1, 6-1, win over Chandra Keller at No. 1 singles while the Eagles’ Kenna Schacht won 7-6 (2), 6-4 over Elizabeth Broring at No. 2. Meraiah Rubietta defeated Luther Prep’s Sara Marquardt 6-0, 7-6 (4) while Jefferson’s Molly Balliet rounded out singles play with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kelly Wegmann.
In the remaining doubles matches, Jefferson’s Marina Wangerin and Hannah Reuth defeated Luther Prep’s Kelsey Tupper and Bekah Johnston 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 while Jefferson’s Lizzie Finger and Anna Dinkel posted a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Karis Naumann and Sophie Birner.
Luther Prep is back in action today, hosting Whitewater in a nonconference match.
The Eagles (10-8 overall) play Thursday, hosting Lake Mills for Parents Night and Senior Night at JHS courts.
JEFFERSON 7, LUTHER PREP 0
No. 1 — Paige Ganser (J) def. Chandra Keller, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 — Kenna Schacht (J) def. Elizabeth Broring, 7-6 (2), 6-4.
No. 3 — Meraiah Rubietta (J) def. Sara Marquardt, 6-0, 7-6 (4).
No. 4 — Molly Balliet (J) def. Kelly Wegmann, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 — Marina Wangerin/Hannah Reuth (J) def. Kelsey Tupper/Bekah Johnston, 6-4, 6-3.
No. 2 — Lizzie Finger/Anna Dinkel (J) def. Karis Naumann/Sophie Birner, 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 — Rachel Russell/Courtney Halkoski (J) def. Ashleigh Jensen/Tabitha Schultz, 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3.
JV — J 5, LP 3. At JHS courts.