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July 13, 2009

2009-2010 Season - 2009 Women's Tennis Preview

2009-10 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S TENNIS

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin
(CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa, 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S TENNIS HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S TENNIS: 1976-77
OVERALL ALL-TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 337-237 (.590)
CCIW TEAM CHAMPIONS: 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997
AIAW MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: 1979-80
AIAW TOP TEN NATIONAL FINISHES: 3rd in 1979 & 10th in 1981
IAIAW STATE CHAMPIONS: 1977; 1978; 1979

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
EMAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Adam Strand (Luther College)
STRAND’S RECORD: 37-36 overall in three seasons with a 10-8 mark in the CCIW
OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986
CELL PHONE: (319) 621-5164

TEAM INFORMATION
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished the year with a 14-10 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin…The Vikings finished fifth at the CCIW tournament… Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove North, Ill.) finished third at number three singles…Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) finished third at number four singles…In doubles, Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Belwood, Ill.) and Alli Bernardi (Rockford Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) finished fourth at number two doubles.

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING (6): Jenna Richardson (Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.), Senior…Team MVP…16-14 singles record…52-35 career record…Played mostly number two doubles…Second team All-CCIW…Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa), Senior…filled the number two singles spot…5-7 overall finish…won her final 12 of 16 matches in singles and doubles … …Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Senior…13-14 singles record at number three…Played number one doubles…Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Barrington, Ill.), Junior…5-7, led the squad with 17 singles victories…a record of 16-12 at number four…she also teamed up with Doemland for doubles where they compiled a 10-19 record…Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.), Junior…5-5, 3-2 singles record at number six after returning from a knee injury…Kaitlin Kulovitz, (Lincoln-Way Central HS, New Lenox, Ill.), Senior who missed the 2008-09 season…12-7 singles record playing at number four and five…teamed with Richardson in number two doubles

LETTER WINNERS LOST (1): Alli Bernardi (Rockford Lutheran HS, Belvidere, Ill.), Senior…15-12 singles record while splitting time at number three and four…Led the team with 12 doubles wins

2008-09 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS: Jenna Richardson (2nd team)
CCIW TEAM FINISH: 5th place at conference tournament with 22 points
MOST SINGLES WINS: Tricia Sapio with 17 (17-14)
MOST DOUBLES WINS: Jenna Richardson with 21 (21-10…9-3 with Tricia Crawford, 9-6 with Alli Bernardi, 2-0 with Brittany Reece, 1-1 with Rose Szczurek)
LONGEST SINGLES WINNING STREAK: Jenna Richardson (nine in a row)
LONGEST DOUBLES WINNING STREAK: Jenna Richardson & Tricia Crawford (seven in a row)
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Jenna Richardson (third straight year)
MOST IMPROVED: Tricia Sapio
MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Jenna Richardson
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Brittany Reece