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Luther improved to 6-0 in the American Rivers Conference after defeating Central College this afternoon by a final of 7-2. The Norse won five of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches.
In doubles, Devon Bourget and Shelby Cook defeated Karleigh Schilling and Alyssa Lewton at No. 1 8-7 (7-0). Stephanie Almquist and Anna Spencer posted an (8-2) win over Alex Griggs and Sarah Schirm at No. 3. Lexi Hastings and Sofia Sackett dropped a hard fought (8-6) decision to Maddie Hartley and Bronwyn Metcalf at No. 2.
All five of Luther's wins in singles were in straight sets. Cook won at No. 1 7-6 (7-4), 6-3; Bourget won at No. 2 (6-2, 6-1); Sackett won at No. 3 (6-3, 6-3); Natalia Smith won at No. 4 (6-4, 6-2; and Almquist won at No. 5 (6-3, 6-2). Kylie Dunning lost in three sets at No. 6 (7-5, 0-6, 4-10).
Luther will wrap up the regular season schedule next Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. The Norse will host Wartburg College on the 10th at Noon. On Sunday the 11th they will travel to Coe College for a match that will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Dave Blanchard, 563-387-1586