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NCAA III Automatic Qualifier Tournament

Date:April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Time:12:00 am
Results:Runner-Up
Location:Home

Luther, the regular season Iowa Conference champion and No. 1 seed for the league AQ Tournament, advanced to the championship match by defeating Central College 5-0 in the semifinals.

The Norse swept doubles posting wins at No. 1 by Britta Pressler and Lauren Welch (8-1); Claire Christian and Jackie Cychosz at No. 2 (8-2); and Madisen Crow and Kelsey Kruse at No. 3 (8-1).

Needing just two wins in singles to advance to the title match, Welch at No. 2 (6-0, 6-1) and Christian at No. 3 (6-0, 6-2) were the first to finished their matches in straight sets to secure the victory. 

Box Score

The championship match was a rematch of the regular season championship match between Luther and Coe. During the regular season, Luther claimed the league title posting a 5-4 victory in Cedar Rapids. 

This afternoon, Coe earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA III National Tournament with a 5-4 decision over Luther. 

Luther held a 2-1 advantage after doubles. Christian and Cychosz defeated Kaitlin Fosler and Haley Resnick (9-7) at No. 2. Crow and Kruse posted a (8-0) win over Lakyn Boltz and Ella White at No. 3. 

Coe recorded wins in singles at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 as did Luther's Pressler at No. 4 and Kruse at No. 6, so the overall match score was tied 4-4, while Crow and Boltz were battling it out at No. 5. Unfortunately for the Norse, Crow was defeated in three sets (7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2). 

Box Score

Luther ends its season with an overall record of 15-12. 

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586