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March 27, 2009

2008-09 Season - Women's tennis team sweeps Simpson

CLIVE, Iowa – The Augustana women’s team used eight players in its varsity lineup and swept past Simpson 9-0 on Friday, March 27 at the 7 Flags Racquet & Fitness Club in Clive, Iowa. The Vikings improve to 11-11 overall with the victory.

The Vikings quickly took control of the match by sweeping the three doubles matches and only dropping a total of five games. Freshman Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) and sophomore Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) cruised to an (8-0) win at third doubles over Gwen Kingsbury and Lynae Gruber to put Augustana on the board. Juniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) were (8-3) winners over Jessica Nims and Jill Berner in the top spot to put the Vikings in front 2-0. Junior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and sophomore Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) completed the sweep for the Blue & Gold with an (8-2) decision at number two doubles, defeating Jackie Suckow and Taylor Browning.

Augustana did not let up in the singles matches, winning five of the flights on the way to a 9-0 win. Richardson beat Nims (6-0, 6-2) at number one singles and Sapio defeated Kingsbury (6-2, 6-4) at the fourth spot to clinch the victory for the Blue & Gold. Crawford (pictured above) fought off four sets points in the opening set before pulling away to knock off Suckow (7-6 (3), 6-0) at second singles. Junior Rose Szczurek (Lemont HS, Lemont, Ill.) won (6-2, 6-3) against Gruber in the fifth flight and sophomore Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) earned a (6-2, 6-2) victory over Browning at sixth singles. It was Hendricks’ first singles match of the season. Doemland split sets at number three singles, put played an outstanding third set super tie-breaker to grab a (6-4, 5-7, (10-4)) victory over Berner.

03/27/08 – Augustana 9, Simpson 0

POS

RESULT

Singles

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Jessica Nims (SIMPSON) 6-0, 6-2

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Jackie Suckow (SIMPSON) 7-6 (3), 6-0

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Jill Berner (SIMPSON) 6-4, 5-7, (10-4)

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Gwen Kingsbury (SIMPSON) 6-2, 6-4

5.

Rose Szczurek (AUGIE) def. Lynae Gruber (SIMPSON) 6-2, 6-3

6.

Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Taylor Browning (SIMPSON) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Jessica Nims/Jill Berner (SIMPSON) 8-3

2.

Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Jackie Suckow/Taylor Browning (SIMPSON) 8-2

3.

Brittany Reece/Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Gwen Kingsbury/Lynae Gruber (SIMPSON) 8-0