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Grinnell College

  • Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Home

For the fourth straight match the Luther women’s tennis team grabbed a lead after doubles play, and for the fourth time in a row the Norse earned a victory, this time an 8-1 win against Grinnell.

Katy Lindstrom and Annie Whiteley remained unbeaten on the year with an (8-4) win over Emily Groth and Julia Rumley at No. 3 to put the Norse in the lead.  Grinnell briefly knotted the score at 1-1 when Hannah Feldman and Catherine Fitch held on for an (8-6) win against Luther’s Elise Allen and Maggie Helms at No. 2.  Allen and Helms rallied from a 7-3 deficit to make the score 7-6 before the Pioneer duo closed out the match. 

With momentum hanging in the balance, Cassandra Chalhoub and Lola White-Baer earned a tight win at No. 1 to put Luther ahead to stay.  The Norse held a narrow lead for much of the match and won (8-6) over Shirlene Luk and Clothilde Thirouin, picking up a service break in the final game of the match.

Leading 2-1, the Norse stormed out of the gates in singles, winning the first set at all six positions.  Helms went out in front 5-0 in the opening set on her way to a (6-1, 6-2) win over Rumley at No. 5.  DePaolis was locked in a first set battle and held a slim 4-3 edge before rolling off eight of the last night games for a (6-3, 6-1) victory against Groth at No. 6.  Lindstrom provided the clinching point with a (6-2, 6-3) win over Fitch at No. 4 with Allen following just seconds later with a (6-4, 6-2) win at No. 2, defeating Thirouin. 

Chalhoub completed a perfect day on the courts with her fourth victory, winning (6-4, 6-2) against Luk at No. 1.  White-Baer also won her fourth match, holding off Feldman down the stretch for a (6-2, 6-4) win at No. 3, giving the Norse a singles sweep.

Box score

Luther has improved to 4-0 in non-conference action and will now enter Iowa Conference competition with a pair of matches on Wednesday, Sept. 12.  The Norse will take two squads to Dubuque, Iowa to battle University of Dubuque and Loras. The Dubuque match will start at 3:45 p.m. and the Loras match will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Senior

Eagan, Minn.

Eastview

Senior

Hiawatha, Iowa

Xavier

Senior

Lakeville, Minn.

Lakeville North

Senior

Wayzata, Minn.

Orono

Sophomore

Iowa City, Iowa

West

First Year

Moline, Ill.

Moline

Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586