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September 6, 2008

2008-09 Season - Jenna Richardson and Alli Bernardi earn comeback win against Luther, but Vikings fall 8-1 to Norse and 9-0 to Wheaton earlier in the day in women's tennis

Rock Island, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team ran into a pair of quality opponents in its first two home matches of the season on Saturday, September 6.  The Vikings dropped a 9-0 decision to Wheaton, the defending College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion, and also fell 8-1 to Luther, a regionally ranked squad in the Central Region.  With the two losses, Augustana evens its mark at 3-3 on the season.

Junior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and senior Alli Bernardi (Rockford Lutheran HS, Belvidere, Ill.) earned the lone victory for the Vikings, rallying from a 5-1 deficit to defeat Luther’s Brynne Zinnecker and Cami Czech (9-7) at number two doubles. 

Augustana received a strong showing in singles play against the Norse from freshman Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) who fell (6-3, 6-4) to Katie Nichols at number five singles.  Reece also turned in the closest singles match against Wheaton, dropping a (6-3, 6-1) decision to Jill Casserly at the fifth spot.

The Vikings will be back in action next weekend when the team travels to Decatur, Illinois to face Millikin on Friday, September 12.  Augustana will also battle Illinois Wesleyan and North Central on Saturday, September 13 in Bloomington, Illinois.

09/06/08 – Wheaton 9, Augustana 0

POSRESULT
Singles 
1.Jordan Hook (Wheaton) def. Jenna Richardson (Augie) 6-0, 6-1
2.Brittney Dunn (Wheaton) def. Alli Bernardi (Augie) 6-3, 6-0
3.Kayli Edwards (Wheaton) def. Emily Doemland (Augie) 6-1, 6-2
4.Elizabeth Worsowicz (Wheaton) def. Tricia Sapio (Augie) 6-0, 6-0
5.Jill Casserly (Wheaton) def. Brittany Reece (Augie) 6-3, 6-1
6.Lindsey Hallett (Wheaton) def. Julie Wach (Augie) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles 
1.Molly Eslick/Leanna Jenkins (Wheaton) def. Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (Auie) 8-0
2.Brittney Dunn/Kayli Edwards (Wheaton) def. Jenna Richardson/Alli Bernardi (Augie) 8-2
3.Jill Casserly/Lindsey Hallett (Wheaton) def. Brittany Reece/Justine Stukas (Augie) 8-3

09/06/08 – Luther 8, Augustana 1

POSRESULT
Singles 
1.Alana Humpal (Luther) def. Jenna Richardson (Augie) 6-0, 6-0
2.Kelsie Allen (Luther) def. Alli Bernardi (Augie) 6-0, 6-0
3.Fran Fairfield (Luther) def. Emily Doemland (Augie) 6-1, 6-3
4.Brynne Zinnecker (Luther) def. Tricia Sapio (Augie) 6-2, 6-0
5.Katie Nichols (Luther) def. Brittany Reece (Augie) 6-3, 6-4
6.Cami Czech (Luther) def. Justine Stukas (Augie) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles 
1.Alana Humpal/Katie Nichols (Luther) def. Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (Auie) 8-3
2.Jenna Richardson/Alli Bernardi (Augie) def. Brynne Zinnecker/Cami Czech (Luther) 9-7
3.Kelsie Allen/Fran Fairfield (Luther) def. Brittany Reece/Julie Wach (Augie) 8-1