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March 1, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Vikings pick up 5-4 win over Roanoke

The Augustana women’s tennis team got the spring season started on a positive note with a 5-4 non-conference victory over Roanoke. The win, which came in Hilton Head, South Carolina, is part of a spring trip that will see the Vikings play a total of four matches. With the victory, Augustana moved to 7-9 overall with the previous 15 matches having been played in the fall portion of the campaign.

It took a 6-3; 6-2 win at number five singles by freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) to seal the hard-fought team victory. She defeated Caroline Hunter and moved her overall record to 11-8 on the season.

Senior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa), who spent the majority of the winter term studying in Australia, showed no ill effects of her long trip back by winning at number four singles. Crawford, now 10-12 on the year, defeated Morgan Thompson 6-1; 6-1 at number four. Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) defeated Ruth Condro at number six by scores of 6-2; 6-0. Wethington is now 5-2 this year.

The Vikings also picked up wins at number two and number three doubles. At number two it was the team of junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and Panko winning over Kelsey White and Kristin Nagy by a score of 8-5. The number three team of senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton-Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) beat Lucy Webb and Kim Naylor by a score of 8-3.
Sapio and Panko are now 5-7 while Doemland and Hendricks are 1-1.

AUGUSTANA 5, ROANOKE 4

Singles
1 – Laura Dodson (R) beat Jenna Richardson (A) 6-0; 6-0
2 – Kelsey White (R) beat Tricia Sapio (A) 6-4; 6-4
3 – Corbin Leitsch (R) beat Emily Doemland (A) 6-0; 2-6; 10-4
4 – Tricia Crawford (A) beat Morgan Thompson (R) 6-1; 6-1
5 – Krista Panko (A) beat Caroline Hunter (R) 6-3; 6-2
6 – Meghan Wethington (A) beat Ruth Condro (R) 6-2; 6-0

Doubles
1 – Dodson/Leitsch (R) beat Richardson/Crawford (A) 8-4
2 – Sapio/Panko (A) beat White/Kristin Nagy (R) 8-5
3 – Doemland/Sheri Hendricks (A) beat Lucy Webb/Kim Naylor (R) 8-3

RECORDS: Augustana 7-9 and Roanoke 1-2