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August 29, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings sweep Judson, fall 6-3 to Grinnell

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team hosted Grinnell and Judson on Saturday, August 29 in Rock Island, Illinois to open the regular season.  The Vikings fell 6-3 to the Pioneers, but cruised past Judson 9-0 to finish the day with a 1-1 mark to begin the year.

Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) scored the first point of the new season for the Blue & Gold, defeating Grinnell’s Constanza Alarcon and Catherine Fitch (8-5) at No. 2 doubles.  Grinnell won the other two matches to take a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.

Senior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) tallied Augustana’s first singles victory with a (6-3, 6-3) win over Toby Cain at No. 1 singles.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) also performed well in her first match of the season, knocking off Kelsey Picken (6-4, 1-6, (10-7)) at No. 5 singles.

After a tough 6-3 loss in the morning, the Vikings responded well in the afternoon and raced past Judson for a 9-0 victory, only dropping 15 games in the process.  Richardson and Crawford evened their mark at No. 1 doubles with an (8-1) win over Danielle Sum and Brittany Boelter.  Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and Panko teamed up for an (8-0) victory against Kristen Kress and Melissa Vivian at No. 2 doubles.  Junior Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) and Reece completed the doubles sweep with an (8-1) decision against Angela Schultz and Averi Kirchner at No. 3 doubles.

Richardson won her third straight match of the day, defeating Sum (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1 singles.  Crawford was a (6-3, 6-1) winner over Boelter at No. 2 singles, and Sapio moved into the No. 3 position and picked up a (6-1, 6-1) victory against Kress.  Doemland defeated Vivian (6-2, 6-1) at No. 4 singles, and Stukas picked up a (6-2, 6-0) win against Schultz at No. 5 singles.  Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) also picked up a straight set victory at No. 6 singles, knocking off Kirchner (6-0, 6-2).

08/29/09 – Grinnell 6, Augustana 3


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Toby Cain (GC) 6-3, 6-3

2.

Jill Akiyama (GC) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-3

3.

Constanza Alarcon (GC) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-2

4.

Tatyana Sukharnikova (GC) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-1

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Kelsey Picken (GC) 6-4, 1-6, (10-7)

6.

Liza Spears (GC) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

 

1.

Toby Cain/Tatyana Sukharnikova (GC) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-4

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Constanza Alarcon/Catherine Fitch (GC) 8-5

3.

Jill Akiyama/Kelsey Picken (GC) def. Emily Doemland/Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) 8-3

08/29/09 – Augustana 9, Judson 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Danielle Sum (JUDSON) 6-0, 6-0

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Brittany Boelter (JUDSON) 6-3, 6-1

3.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Kristen Kress (JUDSON) 6-1, 6-1

4.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Melissa Vivian (JUDSON) 6-2, 6-1

5.

Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Angela Schultz (JUDSON) 6-2, 6-0

6.

Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Averi Kirchner (JUDSON) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Danielle Sum/Brittany Boelter (JUDSON) 8-1

2.

Emily Doemland/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Kristen Kress/Melissa Vivian (JUDSON) 8-0

3.

Justine Stukas/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Angela Schultz/Averi Kirchner (JUDSON) 8-1