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October 4, 2008

2008-09 Season - Viking women's tennis team defeats Elmhurst 6-3 and Loras 9-0 in final matches of fall regular season

 

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team finished up the regular season with a pair of victories on Saturday, October 4 in Rock Island, Illinois.  The Vikings opened with a 6-3 win against College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin foe Elmhurst and finished the fall regular season with a 9-0 sweep over Loras.  Augustana improves to 7-8 overall and is 3-3 in the CCIW.

 

Junior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and sophomore Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) put Augustana in the early lead, cruising to an (8-0) win at number one doubles over Emmy Odean and Blair Hufford.  Junior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and senior Alli Bernardi (Rockford Lutheran HS, Belvidere, Ill.) were (8-3) winners at second doubles, defeating Stephanie Ruff and Megan Kallemeyn.  Elmhurst won (8-3) at number three doubles, but the Vikings still took a 2-1 edge into the singles matches.

 

Doemland continued her strong play on the day, winning (6-0, 6-1) against Ruff at third singles.  Richardson defeated Odean (6-3, 6-0) at first singles, and freshman Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) pulled out a (6-4, 6-4) decision against Kallemeyn.  Sapio rallied from a one set deficit to earn a victory against Hufford (4-6, 6-2, 6-1) in the fourth spot and complete the win for the Vikings.  Bernardi and sophomore Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) lost close matches at second and sixth singles.

 

The Vikings jumped out to the early lead again in the afternoon match, this time sweeping the three doubles matches to take a commanding lead into singles play.  Richardson and Bernardi scored the first point for Augustana, racing past Breann Billiet and Alejandra Ruales (8-0) at number two doubles.  Doemland and Sapio won (8-5) over Lindsay Dunkirk and Clare Tuchscherer at number one doubles to put the home team in front 2-0.  Loras looked to get back into the match, taking a 6-3 lead at third doubles, but Reece and Stukas rallied for a (9-7) victory against Sara Penneberger and Brenda Beckers to give the Vikings a 3-0 advantage.

 

Augustana showed its depth in the singles matches, dropping a total of nine games in the bottom four matches.  Doemland won (6-0, 6-1) over Tuchsherer at third singles, Sapio was a (6-1, 6-0) winner against Beckers in the fourth position, Reece defeated Caitlin Dolan (6-0, 6-2) at number five singles, and Stukas earned a (6-3, 6-2) victory against Abby Schmitz at sixth singles.  Richardson was also a straight set winner at number one singles, knocking off Dunkirk (6-3, 6-4).  Bernardi closed the day with a win against Billiet at second singles, winning (6-3, 4-6, (10-5)).

 

10/04/08 – Augustana 6, Elmhurst 3

POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Emmy Odean (ELMHURST) 6-3, 6-0

2.

Shannon Dale (ELMHURST) def. Alli Bernardi (AUGIE) 7-6 (10), 6-3

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Stephanie Ruff (ELMHURST) 6-0, 6-1

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Blair Hufford (ELMHURST) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Megan Kallemeyn (ELMHURST) 6-4, 6-4

6.

Alex Stark (ELMHURST) def. Justine Stukas (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

 

1.

Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Emmy Odean/Blair Hufford (ELMHURST) 8-0

2.

Jenna Richardson/Alli Bernardi (AUGIE) def. Stephanie Ruff/Megan Kallemeyn (ELMHURST) 8-3

3.

Shannon Dale/Donna McKinney (ELMHURST) def. Brittany Reece/Justine Stukas (AUGIE) 8-3

 

10/04/08 – Augustana 9, Loras 0

POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Dunkirk (LORAS) 6-3, 6-4

2.

Alli Bernardi (AUGIE) def. Breann Billiet (LORAS) 6-3, 4-6, (10-5)

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 6-0, 6-1

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Brenda Beckers (LORAS) 6-1, 6-0

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Caitlin Dolan (LORAS) 6-0, 6-2

6.

Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Abby Schmitz (LORAS) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

 

1.

Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Dunkirk/Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 8-5

2.

Jenna Richardson/Alli Bernardi (AUGIE) def. Breann Billiet/Alejandra Ruales (LORAS) 8-0

3.

Brittany Reece/Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Sara Penneberger/Brenda Beckers (LORAS) 9-7