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Wartburg College

Date:September 18, 2012
Results:8-1
Location:Home

After suffering its first loss of the season, the Luther women’s tennis team returned to its winning ways with an 8-1 victory over Wartburg on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Decorah.  The Norse raced out to a 3-0 lead with a doubles sweep and rallied in a couple singles matches to close out the win over the Knights.

Katy Lindstrom and Annie Whiteley dropped the opening game at No. 3 before cruising to an (8-1) decision against Jessica Behrer and Brita Jensen.  Cassandra Chalhoub and Lola White-Baer were tied up 3-3 in the early going at No. 1 before pulling away for an (8-3) victory over Claire Evans and Melissa Davis.  Wartburg jumped out to a 3-0 lead at No. 2 before Elise Allen and Maggie Helms rallied back by winning eight of the last nine games to earn an (8-4) victory, defeating Jenny Dallenbach and Michelle McKenzie.

Leading 3-0, Luther received victories from Jenna Myers and Elise Allen to clinch the team victory.  Myers was a (6-0, 6-2) winner over Behrer at No. 6 while Allen beat Davis (6-2, 6-0) at No. 2.  Chalhoub fought off a rally in the first set from Dallenbach to claim a (7-5, 6-2) win at No. 1, making it a 6-0 score overall.

Wartburg won the first set in the other three matches, but the Norse rallied back to win third set super tie-breakers at No. 3 and No. 4 to tally two more points against the Knights.  Lindstrom was a (4-6, 6-3, (10-6)) winner over Katherine Ross at No. 3 while Helms knocked off Evans (5-7, 6-2, (10-3)) at No. 4.  The Knights picked up a victory at No. 5 in the last match of the day to avoid the shutout.

The Norse are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the IIAC.  Luther will travel to Saint Peter, Minn., to compete in the ITA Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22.

Box score

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

First Year

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Linn-Mar

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