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March 3, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Vikings drop close one to Lebanon Valley

The Augustana Vikings could not overcome Lebanon Valley’s strength at the top of the lineup and the result was a 5-4 loss in non-conference women’s tennis action on Wednesday, March 3. The match was played in Hilton Head, South Carolina as part of Augustana’s spring trip. With the defeat, the Vikings fall to 7-10 on the season.

Lebanon Valley won at the first four singles slots and at number one doubles. The Augustana wins came at five and six singles and two and three doubles.

Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) beat Morgan Brady at number five singles by a score of 6-3; 6-1. Junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) defeated Jess Ferlenda at number six by a count of 6-1; 6-3.

Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and Panko teamed to win at number two doubles, beating Tam Lobb and Lauren Fulmer 8-6. Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and junior Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) beat Brady and Sarah Beatty at number three doubles 8-3.

While the Vikings dropped to 7-10, Lebanon Valley moved to a glossy 14-1 on the season.

LEBANON VALLEY 5, AUGUSTANA 4

Singles
1 – Sarah Grodzinski (LV) beat Jenna Richardson (A) 6-2; 6-3
2 – Shayna Heitzelman (LV) beat Tricia Sapio (A) 6-4; 6-2
3 – Tam Lobb (LV) beat Tricia Crawford (A) 3-6; 6-1; 12-10
4 – Lauren Fulmer (LV) beat Emily Doemland (A) 6-4; 6-0
5 – Krista Panko (A) beat Morgan Brady (LV) 6-3; 6-1
6 – Sheri Hendricks (A) beat Jess Ferlenda (LV) 6-1; 6-3

Doubles
1 – Grodzinski/Heitzelman (LV) beat Richardson/Crawford 8-5
2 – Sapio/Panko (A) beat Lobb/Fulmer (LV) 8-6
3 – Doemland/Justine Stukas (A) beat Brady/Sarah Beatty (LV) 8-3

RECORDS: Lebanon Valley is 14-1 and Augustana is 7-10