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April 19, 2009

2008-09 Season - Vikings women top Knox, St. Francis

MOLINE, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team clinched a winning season with two victories on Sunday, April 19 at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois. The Vikings defeated Knox and St. Francis, winning each match by an 8-1 score to improve to 14-12 overall.

The Blue & Gold played singles first in the morning match against Knox and won the top five singles flights in straight sets to clinch the victory. Junior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) was a (6-0, 6-3) winner against Jessica Wise at number one singles and junior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) defeated Jordan Kuban (6-1, 6-2) at second singles. Junior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) scored a (6-2, 6-0) victory against Alexa Hagen in the third slot and sophomore Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) won (6-1, 6-2) over Katie Beadling at fourth singles. Freshman Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) cruised to a (6-0, 6-0) victory at fifth singles for the Vikings. Sophomore Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) lost (6-2, 7-5) at sixth singles against Rachel Clark.

With a 5-1 lead, Augustana continued its strong play in doubles. Richardson and Crawford won (8-2) over Wise and Hagen at first doubles and Doemland and Sapio scored an (8-1) victory in the second spot, defeating Kuban and Lara Schoorl. Hendricks and sophomore Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) battled back and forth with Beadling and Stein at number three doubles and pulled out an (8-6) victory.

The Vikings jumped out to an early lead once again in the afternoon match against St. Francis. Richardson and Crawford won for the seventh straight time, defeating Beth Frey and Emily Zajda (8-1) at number one doubles. Doemland and Sapio were tied at 4-4 with Danielle Emola and Agnes Belza before winning the final four games to secure an (8-4) victory at second doubles. The Saints got on the scoreboard with a victory at third doubles. Freshmen Julie Wach (Marist HS, Chicago, Ill.) and Alyssa Quitschau (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) lost (8-5) to Carla Braun and Corinne Lutz.

Leading 2-1, Richardson and Crawford each won to push the Viking advantage to 4-1. Richardson won her eighth straight singles match with a (6-2, 6-1) win over Lutz at first singles. Crawford was also a straight set winner, beating Frey (6-2, 6-2) at number two singles. Doemland (pictured above) clinched the match for Augustana with a (6-4, 6-4) win over Emola at number three singles. Doemland trailed 4-3 in each set before rallying each time with a pair of late service breaks. Sapio gutted out a (7-6 (5), 5-7, (10-4)) win at fourth singles against Zajda to score the sixth point for the home squad. Reece won her seventh singles match in a row, earning a (6-3, 7-6 (6)) victory over Belza at fifth singles. Reece fought off a set point in the second set tie-breaker before earning the victory. Hendricks closed out the day with a (6-3, 7-6 (6)) of her own against Braun, also fighting off a set point in the second set.

04/19/09 – Augustana 8, Knox 1

POS

RESULT

Singles

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Jessica Wise (KNOX) 6-0, 6-3

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Jordan Kuban (KNOX) 6-1, 6-2

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Alexa Hagen (KNOX) 6-2, 6-0

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Katie Beadling (KNOX) 6-1, 6-2

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Molly Stein (KNOX) 6-0, 6-0

6.

Rachel Clark (KNOX) def. Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Jessica Wise/Alexa Hagen (KNOX) 8-2

2.

Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Jordan Kuban/Lara Schoorl (KNOX) 8-1

3.

Sheri Hendricks/Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Katie Beadling/Molly Stein (KNOX) 8-6

04/19/09 – Augustana 8, St. Francis 1

POS

RESULT

Singles

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Corinne Lutz (USF) 6-2, 6-1

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Beth Frey (USF) 6-2, 6-2

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Danielle Emola (USF) 6-4, 6-4

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Emily Zajda (USF) 7-6 (5), 5-7, (10-4)

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Agnes Belza (USF) 6-3, 7-6 (6)

6.

Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Carla Braun (USF) 6-3, 7-6 (6)

Doubles

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Beth Frey/Emily Zajda (USF) 8-1

2.

Emily Doemland/Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Danielle Emola/Agnes Belza (USF) 8-4

3.

Carla Braun/Corinne Lutz (USF) def. Julie Wach/Alyssa Quitschau (AUGIE) 8-5