|Date:||April 17, 2018|
The snow melted off the tennis courts and Luther and Loras were able to play their Iowa Conference match outside. The Norse defeated the Duhawks 8-1 and improved to 5-0 in league play, 17-3 overall. Loras fell to 2-2 in the IIAC, 10-4 overall.
Luther started the match sweeping doubles. Anders Jensen and Cole Schneider teamed for the first time at No. 1 and won (8-3). Ryan Ortega and Jake Smith improved to 7-1 for the year after posting an (8-3) win at No. 2. Sakchham Karki and Grant Morton also teamed for the first time this season and won at No. 3 (8-1).
The Norse won fix of six singles matches all in straight sets. Coe Schneider won at No. 2 (6-1, 6-4), Jensen won at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0), Brian Murman won at No. 4 (6-2, 6-3), Brook Norwood won at No. 5 (6-4, 6-1), and Karki won at No. 6 (6-3, 6-1).
Luther's next match is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 when it will host Coe College at 1:00 p.m. This will be the battle between the two unbeaten teams in the Iowa Conference. With the forecast of 3-8 inches of snow in the Decorah area on Wednesday, be sure to check this web page for any schedule changes.
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Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586