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Wheaton

  • Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Location: Wheaton, Ill.

 

The Luther women’s tennis team kicked off its 2011-12 campaign by splitting a pair of matches against Wheaton and Lake Forest on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Wheaton, Illinois.  The Norse opened against the host Thunder, a perennial regional power, and came out on the short end of a 6-3 decision in a tightly contested match-up.  

After Wheaton won at No. 1 doubles, juniors Elise Allen and Cassandra Chalhoub tallied the first point of the season for the Norse with a dominating performance at No. 2 doubles.  The duo raced out to a 6-0 lead before finishing off an (8-2) victory against Marissa Shults and Melanie Milling to level the score at 1-1.  Junior Annie Whiteley and freshman Lola White-Baer battled back after going down an early break and eventually leveled the score at 5-5 before a couple of tight games went Wheaton’s direction in an (8-5) win for the Thunder.

Senior Cami Czech stepped into the No. 1 singles slot to begin her final season with the Norse and faced a tough opponent in Elizabeth Worsowicz.  Czech battled well, but fell (6-2, 6-1) as Wheaton increased its advantage to 3-1.  Freshman Adriana DePaolis made her varsity debut at No. 6, dropping a tight first set before losing (6-4, 6-1) to Julia Carey. 

Needing to win the final four matches to steal the win, Luther hung around with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.  Chalhoub gutted out a (6-3, 4-6, (10-8)) win over Sarah Ray at No. 2 while Allen pulled away for a (6-4, 6-1) win at No. 3 against Kirsten Boyer. 

Wheaton finally clinched the match after a valiant comeback from junior Katy Lindstrom fell just short at No. 5.  After losing the first set, Lindstrom came back to take the second set, forcing a decisive third set super tie-breaker.  Shults was able to nail down a (6-3, 5-7, (10-3)) win for the Thunder.  White-Baer jumped out to an early lead at No. 4, but the momentum eventually swung the other way in a (7-5, 6-0) victory for Lauren Schlabach of Wheaton.

 

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