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October 10, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings finish fourth at CCIW Tournament

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team wrapped up its fall season with a fourth place finish at the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Championship on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington, Illinois.  The Vikings were led by a pair of third place finishes at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, finishing the two day tournament with 26 points.

Wheaton won the team crown with 72 points, followed by Carthage in second with 55 points and North Central in third with 39 points.  The Blue & Gold edged out Illinois Wesleyan (24 points) by two points and also finished in front of Elmhurst (5 points) and Millikin (3 points).

Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) took third place at No. 2 doubles after entering the event unseeded.  After falling (6-4, 6-4) to North Central’s Elizabeth Micheletti and Allison Paschold in the opening round, the Viking duo received a bye to advance into the consolation semi-finals.  Facing an Illinois Wesleyan squad that had defeated them (8-6) during the regular season, Sapio and Panko came out firing and led 4-0 before cruising to an (8-2) win over Cassie Devore and Cate Hunter.  With the victory, Augustana moved on to the third place match and a rematch with the North Central squad.  Having lost to the Cardinals twice already this season, Sapio and Panko once again started quickly, jumping out to a 5-0 lead and earning an (8-3) win to take third place.

Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) finished third at No. 3 doubles and were also not one of the top four seeds heading into the weekend.  Doemland and Reece picked up a (6-3, 6-3) victory over Sarah Wilson and Alissa Goetz of Illinois Wesleyan in the opening round, avenging an (8-6) loss to the Titans from the regular season.  The Vikings fell (6-1, 6-4) to Jill Casserly and Sara Federschmidt of Wheaton in the semi-finals, but won the most games of any team against the top seeded Thunder.  The Blue & Gold then cruised to an (8-0) win over Michelle Carroll and Autumn Holmes of Millikin in the consolation semi-finals to advance to the third place match against Carthage’s Ashley Morgan and Amanda Bizub.  Doemland and Reece grabbed a 4-0 lead and raced to an (8-2) victory against the Lady Reds.  The wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles were the final two matches of the tournament for the Vikings and clinched a fourth place finish at the team tournament.

Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) also picked up key singles wins over the weekend.  Richardson defeated North Central’s Cory Schillerstrom (8-2) in the consolation semi-finals of the No. 1 singles flight.  Richardson had narrowly defeated Schillerstrom (7-5, 2-6, (10-8)) during the regular season.  Crawford knocked off Devore of Illinois Wesleyan (6-3, 6-2) in the first round at No. 2 singles.  Crawford had lost (6-7, 6-2, 6-1) to Devore during the regular season.

Richardson (No. 1), Crawford (No. 2), Sapio (No. 4), Reece (No. 5), and Panko No. 6) all placed fourth in singles action as Augustana used a balanced attack to accumulate 26 points over the two day tournament.  The Vikings were also 5-2 against the Titans during the championship, helping the Blue & Gold defeat Illinois Wesleyan by two points.

Augustana will resume action during its annual spring trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in March.  The Vikings will play around 15 matches during the spring season and also compete in the CCIW Automatic Qualifier Tournament on May 7-8 in Bloomington, Illinois with a berth into the national tournament going to the winner of the event.  Fourth seeded Augustana will open the tournament against top seeded Wheaton with Carthage (No. 2 seed) and North Central (No. 3 seed) facing off in the other semi-final match-up.

10/09-10/09 – Augustana @ CCIW Championships – 4th place (26 points) 


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. BYE

1.

Elizabeth Worsowicz (WHEATON) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-3

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Cory Schillerstrom (NCC) 8-2

1.

Gina Klein (CARTHAGE) def. Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) 8-1

2.

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

2.

Kayli Edwards (WHEATON) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-3, 6-2

2.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Shannon Dale (ELMHURST) default

2.

Alicia DeGrado (NCC) def. Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-0

3.

Elizabeth Micheletti (NCC) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

3.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Raquel Lopez (MILLIKIN) 8-0

3.

Liz Exo (IWU) def. Emily Doemland (AUGIE) 8-1

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. BYE

4.

Lindsey Hallett (WHEATON) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-0

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Cate Hunter (IWU) 8-5

4.

Allison Paschold (NCC) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 8-5

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Michelle Carroll (MILLIKIN) 6-0, 6-0

5.

Sara Federschmidt (WHEATON) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 6-2, 6-0

5.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Sarah Wilson (IWU) 8-5

5.

Abby Conover (NCC) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 8-1

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. BYE

6.

Kirsten Boyer (WHEATON) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-0

6.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Emily Tarlini (ELMHURST) 8-2

6.

Alissa Goetz (IWU) def. Krista Panko (AUGIE) 9-7

Doubles

 

1.

Elizabeth Worsowicz/Kayli Edwards (WHEATON) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 6-2, 6-4

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Michelle Hart/Michelle Micor (MILLIKIN) 8-0

1.

Cory Schillerstrom/Alicia DeGrado (NCC) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-3

2.

Elizabeth Micheletti/Allison Paschold (NCC) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-4

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. BYE

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Cassie Devore/Cate Hunter (IWU) 8-2

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Elizabeth Micheletti/Allison Paschold (NCC) 8-3

3.

Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Sarah Wilson/Alissa Goetz (IWU) 6-3, 6-3

3.

Jill Casserly/Sara Federschmidt (WHEATON) def. Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-4

3.

Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Michelle Carroll/Autumn Holmes (MILLIKIN) 8-0

3.

Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Ashley Morgan/Amanda Bizub (CARTHAGE) 8-2