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Luther lost a hard fought 5-4 match to St. Scholastica this afternoon at Lifetime Fitness Center located in Bloomington, Minn.
St. Scholastica held a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Luther's No. 2 team of Kelsey Kruse and Devon Bourget posted the lone victory, defeating Katelyn Rice and Sara Wennerstrand (8-3).
In singles, St. Scholastica secured the victory at No. 3, after the Norse had pulled to within 3-4 with four matches complete.
Britta Pressler at No. 2 (6-4, 6-2), Stephanie Almquist at No. 4 (6-3, 6-3) and Kruse at No. 6 (6-2, 7-6 (7-5)) all won in straight sets. Kruse match was the last match to be completed. Bourget was defeated in straight sets at No. 1 (3-6, 3-6), while both Shelby Cook at No. 3 and Ellie Hemker at No. 5 both lost in three sets. Cook was defeated by Rice (4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-10). Hemker was defeated by Brynne Hauer (4-6, 6-3, 9-11).
The loss gives Luther an overall record of 8-5. The Norse will be off until their annual spring trip to Orlando, Florida that will take place March 21-26.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586