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September 7, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Crawford finishes 4-0 to lead Vikings

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team finished up a busy week with a pair of home matches against Loras and Millikin on Monday, September 7 in Rock Island, Illinois.  The Vikings dropped a 5-4 decision to the Duhawks in the morning match, but rebounded with a 9-0 victory over the Big Blue.  The Blue & Gold are 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) came through for the Vikings in the first match of the day with a (9-7) win at No. 1 doubles against Alejandra Ruales and Lindsay Dunkirk.  Trailing 2-1 after losses at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, the senior duo again responded with singles wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.  Richardson beat Ruales (6-1, 6-1) at No. 1 singles, and Crawford battled past Dunkirk (6-4, 6-4) at No. 2 singles.  Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) also pulled out a tight match, rallying from a one set deficit to earn a (4-6, 6-4, (10-4)) win against Sarah Dickhut at No. 6 singles.  Loras won in straight sets at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 to secure the 5-4 victory.

Augustana rebounded with a convincing victory against the Big Blue in the afternoon match.  Crawford and senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) were (8-4) winners against Hannah Church and Michelle Hart at No. 1 doubles.  The Vikings won the other two doubles matches without dropping a single game.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) won (8-0) at No. 2 doubles over Cara Frank and Michelle Micor.  Wethington and sophomore Alyssa Quitschau (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) raced past Kelsy Whitney and Alyssa Simmons for an (8-0) win at No. 3 doubles.

The Blue & Gold finished the day by winning all six singles matches without dropping a single game.  Richardson (No. 1), Crawford (No. 2), Doemland (No. 3), Sapio (No. 4), Reece (No. 5), and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) (No. 6) were all (6-0, 6-0) winners for the Vikings.

09/07/09 – Loras 5, Augustana 4


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales (LORAS) 6-1, 6-1

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Dunkirk (LORAS) 6-4, 6-4

3.

Alisha Espey (LORAS) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-3

4.

Katharine Mack (LORAS) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 6-2, 6-1

5.

Breann Billiet (LORAS) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-3

6.

Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Sarah Dickhut (LORAS) 4-6, 6-4, (10-4)

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales/Lindsay Dunkirk (LORAS) 9-7

2.

Alisha Espey/Breann Billiet (LORAS) def. Emily Doemland/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-4

3.

Katharine Mack/Sarah Dickhut (LORAS) def. Justine Stukas/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) 8-4

09/07/09 – Augustana 9, Millikin 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Hannah Church (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Cara Frank (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Michelle Hart (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Michelle Micor (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Kelsy Whitney (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Alyssa Simmons (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

 

1.

Tricia Crawford/Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Hannah Church/Michelle Hart (MILLIKIN) 8-4

2.

Tricia Sapio/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Cara Frank/Michelle Micor (MILLIKIN) 8-0

3.

Meghan Wethington/Alyssa Quitschau (AUGIE) def. Kelsy Whitney/Alyssa Simmons (MILLIKIN) 8-0