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In a battle for first place in the Iowa Conference, regionally ranked No. 8 Coe College defeated No. 14 Luther 6-3 this afternoon here in Decorah.
Coe held a 2-1 lead after doubles. Anders Jensen and Nate Parsons defeated regionally ranked No. 10 doubles team of Josh Pudlo and Luke Ford (8-5) at No. 1. Both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles were won by Coe by identical finals of 8-5.
In singles, the Kohawks secured the match victory winning four of six matches. Luther wins were posted by Grant Morton at No. 2 (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) over Pudlo and by Parsons at No. 4 (3-6, 6-2, 6-4) over Ford.
The loss gives Luther an Iowa Conference record of 5-1, 17-4 overall. Coe its Iowa Conference regular season schedule undefeated with a mark of 8-0, 20-5 overall.
Luther has two more league matches on the schedule for next week. The Norse will be at Simpson College on Friday, Sept. 27 and Central College on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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