CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Coe College women's tennis team remained perfect in Iowa Conference play Sunday, as they beat Luther 7-2. The win was the 14th-straight regular season Iowa Conference victory for Coe.
The Kohawks opened the match with an 8-2 win at number one doubles, as senior Michelle Schupbach (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Columbus) and junior Tai Lucero (Odessa, Texas/Permian) beat Cassandra Chalhoub and Lola White-Baer. The Norse evened the match with a win at number two doubles. Coe took a 2-1 lead into singles play as senior Sara Ohlman (Washington, Ill./Washington) and junior Elizabeth Hoffmann (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier) earned a 9-7 win over Katy Lindstrom and Annie Whiteley at number three doubles. Ohlman and Hoffmann trailed 7-6 before winning three-straight games for the victory.
In singles play, Schupbach earned the first win, as she beat Chalhoub 6-2, 6-2. Lucero gave the Kohawks a 4-1 lead as she beat Elise Allen 6-2, 6-0 at number two singles. The Norse cut into the lead with a victory at number five singles, but Coe clinched the victory at number four singles. Freshman Amy Sebastian (Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) beat Lindstrom 6-2, 6-3, giving the Kohawks the 5-2 lead.
Coe closed the match with a 5-7, 7-6, 10-3 win at number three singles from Ohlman, as she beat White-Baer. The final win of the match came from sophomore Jordan Ferree (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) at number six singles. Ferree downed Adriana DePaolis 7-5, 6-3.
The victory was the fourth-straight over Luther, as the two schools have played some of the most competitive matches in the league over the years. Combined, they have won 29 of the 31 Iowa Conference titles the league has handed out in its history. Coe improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in league play. The loss was the first of the year for the Norse, as they had won six-straight coming in.
Coe returns to action on Friday as they compete in the ITA Midwest Regionals. The tournament will be held in St. Peter, Minn., hosted by Gustavus.