|Date:||September 16, 2018|
|Time:||1:00 pm||Results:||W 7-2||Location:||Home|
Luther remained unbeaten in American Rivers Conference play after posting a 7-2 home victory over Central College this afternoon. The Norse held a 2-1 advantage after doubles and then won five of six singles matches to secure the victory.
In doubles, Shelby Cook and Britta Pressler improved to 3-1 in A-R-C play as they defeated the duo of Karleigh Schilling and Jenna Stewart (8-2) at No. 1. Devon Bourget and Kelsey Kruse improved to 2-0 in conference action, defeating Maddie Hartley and Laurynn Mize (8-6) at No. 2. The duo of Stephanie Almquist and Ellie Hemker was defeated by Katie Larson and Sarah Schirm (8-5) at No. 3.
In singles, Bourget defeated Schilling in a three-set match at No. 1 (6-3, 1-6, 6-4). Britta Pressler at No. 3 (6-0, 6-4), Cook at No. 4 (6-4, 7-6 (7-1)), Kelsey Kruse at No. 5 (6-3, 6-3), Ellie Hemker at No. 6 (6-2, 6-3) all won in straight sets. Almquist lost a hard-fought match to Stewart at No. 2 (4-6, 7-5, 4-10).
The win was the fourth in a row for the Norse who improved to 4-0 in conference play, 5-2 overall. Central fell to 1-2 in the A-R-C, 4-4 overall.
Up next the Norse is the ITA Regional Tournament that will be hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College Sept. 21-23.
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