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ELC shows improvement at home

By Staff | May 2, 2014

ELC’s Emily Jorgenson hits a return during her singles match against Cherokee on Friday. Photo by David Swartz

The Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Tennis Team showed improvement in its second meeting with Cherokee on Friday.

But the Braves still had too much firepower in winning 8-1 over the Midgets in ELC’s first home meet of the season.

“I thought we improved and that was good to see,” said ELC coach Larry Kirchner. “We were a lot more competitive.”

ELC’s one win on the night came at the No. 1 singles as Maddy Burns defeated Rachel Boyle 11-10, winning 7-2 in the tiebreak.

At the No. 2 singles, Emily Jorgenson battled by from a 5-0 deficit to Laure Yearous to get within 8-7, but then lost 10-7.

“Emily played a good second half of the match,” said Kirchner.

At the No. 3 singles, Kaylee Nissen held the early lead, but then lost 10-5 to Angela Livezey. In other singles, Taylor Nissen lost 10-4 to Jordyn Bingham, Emily Origer lost 10-4 to Grace Teusink and Rachael Mueller lost 10-3 to Dusty Wright.

With Burns nursing a sore shoulder and the Lakes Conference Meet in LeMars today, ELC forfeited the No. 1 singles. At the No. 2 singles, Kaylee and Taylor Nissen lost 11-10 (7-5) to Bingham and Teusink while Origer and Mueller lost 10-0 to Livezey and Wright.

Next week, the Midgets host Spirit Lake-Okoboji on Monday and then travel to Spencer on Thursday.