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Doubles sweep lifts Minot past Blue Jays

Jamestown’s Jenna Reed watches her shot on Friday at Bolinger Courts. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Jamestown kept it competitive, but Minot was too much on Friday.

The Majettes left Jamestown with an 8-1 West Region win at Bolinger Courts.

The Blue Jays’ lone win was at No. 3 singles, where Bailee Graves won a couple of close sets against Latasha Klein. Graves won the opener 7-6, and then 7-3 in the tiebreaker. She followed that up with a 7-5 win.

“Bailee played well enough to win,” Jamestown coach Pat Mullowney said. “She adjusted well as the match went on.”

At No. 2 singles, Jenna Reed stayed with Minot’s Jenna Coggins in the first set, losing 7-6 (8-6). Coggins rolled 6-1 in the second set. Maria LeFevre also stayed close at No. 4 singles, falling 6-4, 7-5 to Kendra Collins.

Kaitlin Mullowney won the first set against Emily Beck 6-3 at No. 5 singles, but lost out 6-4 and 6-3. Taylor Webber was also competitive at No. 6, winning the opening set 6-4. Minot’s Alyssa Henson bounced back with 7-5 and 7-6 (7-4) wins.

“We battled and that’s all you can ask,” Pat Mullowney said. “We just didn’t finish a couple sets.”

Minot won all three doubles matches in straight sets.

The Blue Jays intend to play at the East-West Invite today in Fargo.

Minot 8, Jamestown 1

Singles

No. 1, Ban Dodin, M, def. Erin Mullowney, 6-1, 6-0. No. 2, Jenna Coggins, M, def. Jenna Reed, 7-6 (6), 6-1. No. 3, Bailee Graves, J, def. Latasha Klein, 7-6 (3), 7-5. No. 4, Kendra Collins, M, def. Maria LeFevre, 6-3, 7-5. No. 5, Emily Beck, M, def. Kaitlin Mullowney, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. No. 6, Alyssa Henson, M, def. Taylor Webber, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Doubles

No. 1, Dodin-Klein def. Mullowney-Reed, 7-5, 6-3. No. 2, Coggins-Collins def. K. Mullowney-LeFevre, 6-1, 6-4. No. 3, Henson-Evie Reynolds def. LeFevre-Medora Pringle, 6-4, 6-2.

Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or caarhus@jamestownsun.com

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