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September 12, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Panko wins pair of singles matches

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) picked up a pair of wins at No. 6 singles, but the Augustana women’s tennis team dropped a double header on Saturday, September 12 in Rock Island, Illinois.  The Vikings fell 6-3 to Illinois Wesleyan in the morning match and later dropped an 8-1 decision to Wartburg in the afternoon.  The Blue & Gold are 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

After dropping three close doubles matches to the Titans, the Vikings responded by winning first sets on four of the six singles courts.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) scored the first point for the home team with a (6-2, 6-0) victory over Cate Hunter at No. 4 singles.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) pulled out a (6-3, 6-4) win at No. 5 singles, knocking off Sarah Wilson to pull the Vikings within 3-2.  Panko tallied the final win for Augustana, defeating Alissa Goetz (7-6 (8), 7-6 (2)) at No. 6 singles.  Panko fought off multiple set points in each set before rallying to win in a tie-breaker.

Senior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) also won her first set, but dropped a (6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1) match to Cassie Devore at No. 2 singles.  Senior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) lost (7-6 (5), 6-2) to Helen Alex at No. 1 singles, and senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) fell (7-5, 7-6 (1) to Liz Exo at No. 3 singles.

Augustana played three more competitive doubles matches against the Knights, but once again found itself in a 3-0 hole heading into singles play.  Panko was the lone Viking to record a win against Wartburg as she defeated Leanna Jenkins (6-3, 2-6, (10-3)) at No. 6 singles.  Panko has now won six straight singles matches after losing her first career singles match against Grinnell in the first meet of the season.

09/12/09 – Illinois Wesleyan 6, Augustana 3


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Helen Alex (IWU) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 7-6 (5), 6-2

2.

Cassie Devore (IWU) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1

3.

Liz Exo (IWU) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 7-5, 7-6 (1)

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Cate Hunter (IWU) 6-2, 6-0

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Sarah Wilson (IWU) 6-3, 6-4

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Alissa Goetz (IWU) 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2)

Doubles

 

1.

Helen Alex/Liz Exo (IWU) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-4

2.

Cassie Devore/Cate Hunter (IWU) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-6

3.

Sarah Wilson/Alissa Goetz (IWU) def. Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 8-6

09/12/09 – Wartburg 8, Augustana 1


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Molly Eslick (WARW) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 6-2, 6-0

2.

Leanna Nelson (WARW) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-3

3.

Emily Heying (WARW) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-2

4.

Jenny Dallenbach (WARW) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-0

5.

Lindsay Greiner (WARW) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-3

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Leanna Jenkins (WARW) 6-3, 2-6, (10-3)

Doubles

 

1.

Molly Eslick/Leanna Nelson (WARW) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-5

2.

Emily Heying/Lindsay Greiner (WARW) def. Emily Doemland/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-4

3.

Jenny Dallenbach/Leanna Jenkins (WARW) def. Tricia Sapio/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) 8-6