|Date:||March 27, 2013|
The Luther women’s tennis team completed its spring trip in Orlando, Florida with its fourth straight win, this time easing past Carthage 8-1. The Norse controlled the action at the bottom two doubles spots and then swept all six singles positions to pick up the victory.
Katy Lindstrom and Annie Whiteley defeated Erin Henrickson and Abi Howell (8-2) at No. 2 while Lola White-Baer and Hailey Johnson dominated the action at No. 3 in an (8-1) win over Daria Ekkert and Holly Weber. Carthage tallied its lone point of the match at No. 1 to make it 2-1 in favor of the Norse heading into singles.
Elise Allen saved her best match of the trip for last, cruising past Bari Reynolds (6-2, 6-0) at No. 1, just one year after Reynolds had defeated Allen in a third set super tie-breaker when the teams met last season in Orlando. White-Baer was also impressive in a (6-0, 6-1) rout of Haleigh McPeek at No. 2. Helms rallied back to win the first set over Henrickson at No. 3 and then rolled to a (7-5, 6-1) win. Lindstrom gutted out a (6-3, 6-4) decision against Howell at No. 4 while Whiteley held off Kelsey Bowen (6-3, 6-3) at No. 5. Adriana DePaolis dropped her opening set in a tie-breaker, but came back to win (6-7 (7), 6-1, (10-3) over Weber at No. 6.
With the victory, the Norse improve to 14-5 overall this season. Luther will be back in action with a home match against Wheaton on Friday, April 12. The next day, the Norse will travel to Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.
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Arapahoe High School
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