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St. Olaf College

From site: Tennis (women)

Date:March 1, 2014
Results:3-6
Location:Owatonna, Minn.

The Luther women’s tennis team opened its spring season with a match-up against St. Olaf at the Owatonna Tennis & Fitness Center in Owatonna, Minn.  The Norse grabbed an early lead in doubles, but could not hold off a late Ole charge in singles, falling 6-3 to St. Olaf.

Caroline Treis and Hailey Johnson overcame an early deficit and raced to an (8-4) victory at No. 2 doubles, knocking off Bailey Kent and Andrea Jumes.  Jenna Myers and Olivia Heitz maintained their perfect mark in dual match play, defeating Caitlin Owsley and Kristi Kroker (8-5) at No. 3.  Leading 2-0, the Norse looked to grab a doubles sweep, but the Oles rallied for a (9-8 (7-3)) victory at No. 1 where Lisa Hall and Maya MacGibbon edged out Luther’s Lola White-Baer and Maggie Helms.

Hall defeated White-Baer (7-5, 6-1) at No. 1 singles to level the match at 2-2.  Treis then dropped a (6-4, 6-3) decision to MacGibbon at No. 3 to put St. Olaf in front, 3-2.  Luther’s Addy Riley played a tight match with St. Olaf’s Lizzie Carlson at No. 6, but dropped a (4-6, 6-1, (10-6)) decision, putting St. Olaf ahead by a 4-2 margin.  Another rally from St. Olaf, this time by Kroker at No. 2, clinched the meet for the Oles.  Helms won the first set before falling in a decisive third set super tie-breaker (2-6, 6-4, (10-4)).  St. Olaf’s lead grew to 6-2 when Erin Hynes beat Luther’s Megan Wachholz (6-1, 6-0), but Lauren Welch salvaged a singles point for the Norse with her (6-4, 6-2) victory against Kent at No. 4.

The Norse are now 8-4 overall this season. The team returns to action on Sunday, March 9 with a match against UW-La Crosse in Winona, Minn.

Box Score

Sophomore

Lombard, Ill.

Glenbard East

Junior

Iowa City, Iowa

West

Sophomore

Merrill, Wis.

Merrill

Sophomore

Moline, Ill.

Moline

Sophomore

Centennial, Colo.

Arapahoe High School

Sophomore

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Linn-Mar

First Year

Iowa City, Iowa

West

First Year

Brookfield, Wis.

Brookfield Central

First Year

Vadnais Heights, Minn.

White Bear Lake

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586