Schedule and Results

University of Dubuque

Date:September 12, 2012
Results:8-1
Location:Dubuque, Iowa

The Luther women’s tennis team won its fifth match in a row with an 8-1 victory at Dubuque on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Dubuque, Iowa.  The Norse raced out to a 2-0 lead in doubles and held on to earn a doubles sweep before winning five of the six singles matches to account for the final margin.

Katy Lindstrom and Annie Whiteley moved into the No. 1 slot and posted an (8-2) win over Ashley Schlueter and Alexandra Dixon to give Luther the first point of the day.  Maggie Helms and Jenna Myers quickly followed with an (8-2) win of their own against Nichole Schmaltz and Stephanie LoCasto at No. 2.  With the score at 2-0 in favor of the Norse, Kylie Kruse and Sarah Bowman battled back and forth at No. 3 before prevailing (9-8 (12-10)) over Aoi Karino and Janine Wegner to make it 3-0.  Kruse and Bowman fought off five match points in the tie-breaker before picking up the victory.

Lindstrom and Whiteley clinched the match with outstanding strong singles performances.  Lindstrom was a (6-1, 6-0) winner over Schmaltz at No. 1 while Whiteley put together a (6-0, 6-0) victory at No. 4, defeating LoCasto.  Helms won her match (6-2, 6-0) at No. 2 over Schlueter while Myers beat Dixon (6-0, 6-4).  Kruse came back after the long doubles match to nail down a (6-0, 6-3) decision against Karino at No. 5 while Bowman dropped a (6-2, 6-2) decision to Wegner at No. 6.

Box score

First Year

Fergus Falls, Minn.

Fergus Falls

Senior

Lakeville, Minn.

Lakeville North

Senior

Wayzata, Minn.

Orono

First Year

Moline, Ill.

Moline

First Year

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Linn-Mar

First Year

Decorah, Iowa

Decorah

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