Jessica

Aragon

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Laurel Springs
Club: Dent Tennis Academy

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
  • No. 3 ranked player in Texas in Girls 18's (2018)
  • Girls 18's Texas Grandslam Tournament champion in doubles (2017)
  • Third place in Girls 18's Texas Grandslam Tournament in singles (2017)
  • Second place finisher at the Girls 18's Winter Nationals (2017)
  • Finished in first place at the Austin, Tex. ITA Tournament in doubles (2016)

Spring 2019

Aragon has started off the spring of 2019 by winning five of her first eight singles matches at Nebraska. She’s 4-1 out of the No. 5 singles spot in the lineup and 1-2 playing at No. 4. She’s 6-4 in doubles play this spring, playing with Vasanti Shinde and Claire Reifeis. Since playing with Reifeis, the duo is 6-1 in eight matches with one of the matches going unfinished.

Fall 2018

Aragon started off her first season at NU with a stellar performance at the Minnesota Invitational from Sept. 21-23. She went a perfect 3-0 in Singles Flight D, capping off her weekend with a victory in the championship over River Hart (MINN) 6-2, 6-4. Aragon and doubles partner Vasanti Shinde went 3-3 together in their first tournament playing together. 

At the ITA Regionals in Iowa City, Iowa, Aragon won her first singles match in the 128-player bracket, def. Sharma (UMKC) 6-4, 2-6, (7-5). She fell in the round of 64, however, to end her first fall season with a 4-1 singles record. In doubles play, Arargon and Shinde won their first three matches to advance to the quarterfinals in the 64-team doubles bracket. They lost to Okalova/Plone (Tulsa) 8-2 in the quarterfinals and head into 2019 with a 6-4 doubles record together.

2018-19 Outlook

The lone freshman on the team is looking to make an immediate impact on the Husker tennis program. She is expected to compete for a spot in the lineup in both singles and doubles.

Head Coach, Scott Jacobson, stated “Jessica is a tremendous addition to our Husker family.” Jacobson added “She is an incredible competitor with great balance to her game and has the passion to grow her game over the course of her career. In addition, we are receiving one of the best doubles players in the nation. Most importantly, she is a phenomenal human being, a high character individual and will fit in tremendously here at Nebraska. We are grateful she has chosen our Husker family.”

Before Nebraska

Aragon, a five-star recruit out of Plano, Texas, was recruited by the Huskers during her time at Dent Tennis Academy. Located in Keller, Texas, Dent serves as a full-time boarding school and training facility for elite tennis players. Under the tutelage of Taylor, Phil and Jenny Dent, who were each ranked as top 50 players in the world at one point, Aragon became one of the most highly sought after players in Texas.

She placed third in the 2017 Texas Girls Grandslam 18's singles division and earned first in doubles. Aragon won the Austin ITF doubles divison in 2016 and finished second at the 2017 Silver Ball Girls 18's Winter Nationals in doubles.

Personal

The daughter of Joseph and Judy Aragon, Jessica was born on June 13, 1999 in Plano, Texas. She has two brothers, Joseph and Jacob. She also has one sister, Amanda. Aragon is a business major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2018. She elected to come to Nebraska over Colorado, SMU, Oklahoma and Baylor amongst others.

Why Aragon Chose Nebraska

"I really loved the team chemistry and coaching staff. I was also really impressed with the school and all the resources it has to offer."

Singles

Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2018-19 5-3 4-1 9-4
Totals 5-3 4-1 9-4

Doubles

Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2018-19 6-4 6-4 12-8
Totals 6-4 6-4 12-8

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