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Coe College hosted the 2018 Iowa Conference Automatic Qualifier Tournament May 4-5. Luther, the No. 2 seed and Coe the No. 1 seed earned byes on day one after finishing second and first respectively during the regular season.
In today's semifinal, Luther defeated Central 5-0. The Norse jumped out to a 3-0 lead after doubles and then Nate Parsons at No. 3 singles and Sakchham Karki at No. 6 posted straight set victories that secured the match victory.
In the championship match, Luther faced Coe who had beaten Loras 5-0 in the other semifinal match. The Kohawks defeated the Norse 5-2 and earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA III National Tournament.
Anders Jensen and Nate Parsons defeated Josh Pudlo and Jake Ford at No. 1 doubles 9-8.
The loss ends Luther's season. The Norse finished with a mark of 20-5, 7-1 in the Iowa Conference.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586