Schedule and Results

Coe College

Date:September 15, 2013
Results:4-5
Location:Home

Coming off a big win over Grinnell earlier in the week, the Luther women’s tennis team returned home to face Coe.  The Norse were once again up to the task in doubles, grabbing a 2-1 edge on the Kohawks, but were unable to close the deal in singles, falling 5-4 in a close match.

Maggie Helms and Caroline Treis tallied the first point of the day for the Norse at No. 1 doubles where the duo lead Coe’s Tai Lucero and Tamara Washington by a 5-2 margin before Washington had to retire due to injury.  The Kohawks leveled the match at 1-1 when Laura Birky and Sarah Lasecki rallied to knock off Luther’s Lola White-Baer and Hailey Johnson at No. 2 by an (8-6) mark.  The Norse went back in front when Jenna Myers and Olivia Heitz held off Jordan Ferree and Elizabeth Hoffmann for an (8-6) win at No. 3 doubles.

Luther extended its lead to 3-1 when Myers breezed past Hoffmann (6-0, 6-1) at No. 5 singles.  Coe then countered with a win of its own at No. 1 singles where Lucero beat White-Baer (6-2, 6-1) to make it 3-2 in favor of the Norse.  Birky rallied for the second time on the day, edging Treis (1-6, 6-2, (10-6)) at No. 4 to level the match.  Coe then went in front for the first time all day when Amy Sebastian held off a late charge from Helms to hold on for a (6-3, 6-4) win at No. 2.  Diannah Watson clinched the match with a (7-6 (5), 6-4) win against Heitz at No. 6.  Adriana DePaolis scored the final point for the Norse with a (7-6 (3), 6-3) win over Ferree at No. 3 singles.

The Norse are now 4-3 overall this season.

Box Score

Junior

Shorewood, Minn.

Minnetonka

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

Brookfield, Wis.

Brookfield Central

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