From site: Tennis (men)
|Date:||April 19, 2019|
|Time:||1:00 pm||Results:||L 4-5||Location:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
It was a battle for first place in the America Rivers Conference this afternoon in Cedar Rapids. Coe College came out on top 5-4 in a match that saw four of six singles matches decided in three sets.
Luther held a 2-1 advantage following doubles. Cole Schneider and Nate Parsons posted an (8-6) win at No. 1 over Josh Pudlo and Nate Greiner. Grant Morton and Brook Norwood defeated Bo Wilson and Ben Hediger at No. 3 (8-7).
In singles, both teams secured two victories in three sets. The Kohawks Pudlo defeated Schneider at No. 1 (6-4, 5-7, 6-2) and Hediger defeated Jake Smith at No. 6 (6-4, 3-6, 6-2).
Luther's Brian Murman defeated Nate Ackert at No. 4 (6-7, 7-6, 7-5) and Norwood defeated Wilson at No. 5 (6-3, 2-6, 6-2).
Coe's Greiner and Rami Hemaidan were the swing matches as they defeated Morton (6-3, 7-5) and Parsons (6-3, 7-5) at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.
The loss gives Luther an A-R-C record of 5-1, 13-6 overall. Coe remains unbeaten in league play with a mark of 4-0, 16-8.
Luther wraps up its A-R-C regular season schedule on Saturday, April 27 with two matches as home. The Norse will host Simpson College at 1:00 p.m. and Central College at 4:00 p.m.
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