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October 3, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings split final fall matches

INDIANOLA & PELLA, IowaThe Augustana women’s tennis team finished its fall portion of the regular season with a split against Simpson and Central on Saturday, October 3.  The Vikings defeated Simpson 9-0 in Indianola, Iowa before falling 7-2 to Central in Pella, Iowa.  The Blue & Gold are now 6-9 overall and remain 2-4 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin heading into the CCIW Tournament this upcoming weekend.

Against the Storm, Augustana quickly took control of the match with a doubles sweep and never looked back.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) were (8-0) winner at No. 2 doubles over Allison Anderson and Lindsay Nash.  Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) followed with an (8-3) win at No. 1 doubles against Tiffany Bost and Mikayla Struebing to make it 2-0.  Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) pulled out an (8-6) decision against Lynae Gruber and Meagen Kirts at No. 3 doubles to push the lead to 3-0.

The Vikings swept all six singles matches, only dropping one set along the way.  Richardson won (6-1, 6-0) over Bost at No. 1 singles and Crawford beat Struebing (6-1, 6-3) at No. 2 singles.  Doemland was a (6-0, 6-2) winner against Gruber at No. 3 singles, and Sapio defeated Anderson (6-4, 6-0) at No. 4 singles.  Panko breezed past Kirts (6-0, 6-0) at No. 6 singles.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) pulled out a (6-1, 2-6, (10-1)) victory over Nash at No. 5 singles to finish the 9-0 sweep.

Augustana also started strong in doubles against the Dutch, winning a pair of close matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles play.  Richardson and Crawford defeated Faith Bliss and Kayla Donner (8-6) at No. 1 doubles and Doemland and Reece beat Emily Swartz and Trinh Le (8-6) at No. 3 doubles.  Sapio and Panko lost (8-6) to Sara Dale and Stephanie Gibbons at No. 2 doubles.

Central won matches in straight sets at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 to take a 4-2 lead, but the final three matches all went into third set super tie-breakers.  The Vikings were close in all three matches, but failed to pick up another win as the Dutch earned a 7-2 victory.  Richardson fell (4-6, 7-6, (10-7) to Dale at No. 1 singles.  Crawford dropped a (6-4, 4-6, (10-5)) decision to Bliss at No. 2 singles.  Panko lost (2-6, 7-5 (10-8)) at No. 6 singles.

10/03/09 – Augustana 9, Simpson 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Tiffany Bost (SIMW) 6-1, 6-0

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Mikayla Struebing (SIMW) 6-1, 6-3

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Lynae Gruber (SIMW) 6-0, 6-2

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Allison Anderson (SIMW) 6-4, 6-0

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Nash (SIMW) 6-1, 2-6, (10-1)

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Meagen Kirts (SIMW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Tiffany Bost/Mikayla Struebing (SIMW) 8-3

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Allison Anderson/Lindsay Nash (SIMW) 8-0

3.

Emily Doemland/Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Lynae Gruber/Meagen Kirts (SIMW) 8-6

10/03/09 – Central 7, Augustana 2


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Sara Dale (CENW) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 4-6, 7-6, (10-7)

2.

Faith Bliss (CENW) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-4, 4-6, (10-5)

3.

Emily Swartz (CENW) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-3

4.

Stephanie Gibbons (CENW) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-4

5.

Kayla Donner (CENW) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-2

6.

Jaime Ruisch (CENW) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE) 2-6, 7-5 (10-8)

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Faith Bliss/Kayla Donner (CENW) 8-6

2.

Sara Dale/Stephanie Gibbons (CENW) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-6

3.

Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Emily Swartz/Trinh Le (CENW) 8-6