Girls Tennis Falls in Opener at Jackson

Gretchen Groves Louisville Lady Leopards Tennis

Jackson 3, Louisville 2

The Louisville Leopards fell to the host Jackson Polar Bears 3-2 in the season opener Thursday. This is Beatty's Sports Leopard Skin Grey Hoodieonly the 5th loss for the Louisville program in their past 73 matches.

Gretchen Groves was dominate in #1 Singles for Louisville as she won her match in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 over Jackson’s Emily Thomas. Kayla Pukys also won in #3 Singles for the Leopards by a count of 7-5, 6-3 against the Polar Bears Anjali Ta.

Despite the loss, Louisville still leads the all-time series over Jackson 9-7. The Polar Bears also became the first team besides the North Canton Hoover Vikings to defeat Louisville since September 17, 2009 when they fell to Canton South 3-2. The Vikings have handed the Leopards their only team loss in each of the past four seasons.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next compete at the Orrville Invitational on Saturday, August 16 at 9:30 AM.

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#1 Winner: Louisville   Gretchen Groves (L) d. Emily Thomas  (J) 6-0, 6-2

#2 Winner: Jackson     Lindsay Reese (J) d. Sarah Robbins (L) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

#3 Winner: Louisville    Kayla Pukys (L) d. Anjali Ta (J) 7-5, 6-3


#1 Winner: Jackson  Emma Schoeppner & Megan Reese (J) d. Alexis Pochubay & Jozie Scott (L) 6-4, 6-0

#2 Winner: Jackson  Sarah Brown & Maya Tawil (J) d.  Lindsay Brindack & Natalie Richards (L) 6-4, 6-4

Records: Jackson 2-1, Louisville 0-1

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