|Date:||September 24, 2019|
Two teams unbeaten in the American Rivers Conference squared off in the valley this afternoon. This match was started 45 minutes early in order to finish before a predicted storm front entered the Decorah area. Luther swept doubles and won four of six singles matches and defeated Loras 7-2.
All three doubles teams remained unbeaten in conference play following today's action. Devon Bourget and Shelby Cook won at No. 1 (8-1) and Lexi Hastings and Kelsey Kruse won at No. 2 (8-2). Aurora Schossow and Anna Spencer came from behind to win a hard fought decision at No. 3 by tie breaker (8-7 (7-4).
The top four seeds for the Norse in singles all won in strait sets. No. 1 Bourget defeated Audey Hinz (6-3, 6-2); No. 2 Cook defeated Meghan Long (6-2, 6-0); No. 3 Kruse defeated Lauren Diiulo (6-2, 6-2); and No. 4 Hastings defeated Sara Backus (6-1, 6-3).
The win was the fifth in the row for the Norse who are now 4-0 in the A-R-C, 5-1 overall. Loras fell to 5-1 in the A-R-C, 7-1 overall.
This weekend, Luther hosts Division II Upper Iowa University on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, Luther travels to Waverly, Iowa to take on the defending A-R-C champions Wartburg College at 2:00 p.m.
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