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Luther defeated Edgewood College 5-4 in the opening match of the 2018-19 fall schedule. This match was played at Wheaton College, Ill.
The Norse held a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Shelby Cook and Britta Pressler posted an 8-5 victory at No. 1. Devon Bourget and Kelsey Kruse won 8-6 at No. 2. Ellie Hemker and Stephanie Almquist lost a hard fought 9-7 decision at No. 3.
In singles, Almquist and No. 2, Pressler at No. 3 and Cook at No. 4, secured the victory for the Norse. Almquist won in three sets 4-6, 6-3 10-4. Pressler (6-1, 6-3) and Cook (6-4, 6-1) both won in straight sets.
Bourget at No. 1 lost in three sets (3-6, 6-1, 5-10), while both Kruse (2-6, 5-7) and Anna Spencer (1-6, 2-6) were defeated at No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.
Luther will wrap up its first day of play later this afternoon against Wheaton. Match time is slated for 2:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586