Grinnell beats Coe 5-0 for second NCAA tournament win in program history
ST. LOUIS -- Grinnell claimed its second NCAA Division III tournament victory in school history by toppling Coe 5-0 on Thursday.
The Pioneers, ranked 15th in the region, got off to a strong start by sweeping doubles play against the Kohawks. This came less than two weeks after Grinnell dropped two of three doubles matches in a 5-4 setback to Coe.
Grinnell's team of Shirlene Luk-Clothilde Thirouin won 8-6 at the top spot. Sadhana Athreya and Emma Macdonald were victorious 9-7 at No. 2 doubles, while Hanna Feldman and Shanaz Daneshdoost won 9-7 at No. 3.
Grinnell completed the win in singles as Feldman won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 and Macdonald earned a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 6.
Grinnell improved to 17-7 with the win while capturing its first NCAA win since 2009. Coe finished at 19-6.