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Regionally ranked No. 14 Luther and No. 20 UW-Eau Claire met in Winona, Minn., for a non-conference match that ended with a 6-3 Luther victory.
The Norse jumped out to a 2-1 lead thanks to victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Torstein Jystad and Kyle Appel posted a hard fought 9-7 victory at No. 2, while Matt Bellio and Samuel Cychosz secured an 8-5 victory at No. 3.
In single play, the Norse posted wins at No. 2 through No. 5 en route to the victory. Jystad defeated Joe Meier at No. 2 6-3, 6-2 and Appel defeated Nathan Tretsven by the same scores at No. 3. Bellio at No. 4 and James Ayer at No. 5 posted three set victories. Bellio defeated Josh Chuba 7-6, 3-6, 10-7, while Ayer defeated Will Weyenberg 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
The victory gives Luther an overall record of 18-5. Eau Claire fell to 12-7.
The Norse will return to action this Sunday, April 13 when they will host No. 13 Grinnell College at 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, 563-387-1586