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September 26, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings compete at ITA Regional

ST. PETER, Minn.The Augustana women’s tennis team competed at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Tournament in St. Peter, Minnesota on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26.  Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) played in the main ITA draw while four other teammates participated in the Fall Invite draw.

Richardson drew a tough first match, facing top seeded Kathryn Schmidt of Carleton in the Round of 64.  Richardson played well, but fell (6-0, 6-0) to Schmidt, who went on to win the entire tournament without dropping a single set.  Crawford battled back and forth with St. Olaf’s Caitlyn Harper before losing (6-3, 7-6 (4)). 

Four Vikings competed in the Fall Invite singles draw, earning three wins along the way.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) defeated Wartburg’s Lindsay Greiner (8-5) in the opening round before falling (8-1) to Sydney Divebiss of UW-Whitewater.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) also won her first round match, knocking off Katie Schultz of UW-La Crosse by an (8-5) score.  Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) dropped her opening match to Coe’s Sara Ohlman (8-2, but rebounded with an (8-4) win over Kalyn Schroeder of St. Catherine’s in the back draw.  She fell (8-0) to Martha Ginder of St. Catherine’s in her next match.

Reece and Wethington also picked up the lone doubles victory for the Blue & Gold at the event.  They defeated Dickinson and Dutkiewicz of Macalester (9-7) in the opening round of action.  The Viking tandem lost (8-6) to Carlson and Carlson of St. Olaf in the second round.  Sapio and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) rebounded from a 5-0 deficit against O’Keefe and Seccombe of UW-La Crosse, but eventually fell (9-8) in the first round.  Richardson and Crawford lost (8-4) in the first round of play in the ITA draw to Harper and Aimee Ny of St. Olaf.

09/25-26/09 – ITA Regional @ Gustavus


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

ITA – 64

Kathryn Schmidt (CARLETON) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-0

ITA – 64

Caitlyn Harper (ST. OLAF) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-3, 7-6 (4)

ITA – Cons

Hollis McPeek (CARTHAGE) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 8-1

ITA – Cons

Sarah Schoenwaelder (UWL) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-6

Fall Invite – 64

Sara Ohlman (COE) def. Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) 8-2

Fall Invite – 64

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Greiner (WARTBURG) 8-5

Fall Invite – 64

Maddy Buck (ST. OLAF) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-4

Fall Invite – 64

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Katie Schultz (UWL) 8-5

Fall Invite – 32

Sydney Divebiss (UWW) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 8-1

Fall Invite – 32

Sophie Horton (GAC) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 8-5

Fall Invite – Cons

Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Kalyn Schroeder (ST. CATHERINE’S) 8-4

Fall Invite – Cons

Anna Schmidt (UWL) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE)

Fall Invite – Cons

Martha Ginder (ST. CATHERINE’S) def. Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) 8-0

Doubles

 

ITA – 32

Caitlyn Harper/Aimee Ny (ST. OLAF) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-4

ITA – Cons

Andrea Rognlien/Katie Edin (CONCORDIA) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-2

Fall Invite – 32

Brittany Reece/Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Dickson/Dutkiewicz (MACALESTER) 9-7

Fall Invite – 32

O’Keefe/Seccombe (UWL) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 9-8

Fall Invite – Cons

Rossman/Raymond (St. Benedict) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-5