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May 2, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Vikings defeat NCAA Qualifier Edgewood 6-3

DUBUQUE, IowaThe Augustana women’s tennis team ended its regular season with a pair of victories on Sunday, May 2 in Dubuque, Iowa.  The Vikings opened with a 9-0 victory over Loras before knocking off Edgewood 6-3.  Augustana avenged a 5-4 loss to Loras from the fall.  The win over Edgewood is one of the biggest of the season as the Eagles are the champion of the 12 team Northern Athletics Conference and are headed to the NCAA Division III national tournament in a couple weeks.  The Blue & Gold are now 14-13 overall.

The Vikings took control of the morning match against the Duhawks with a sweep of the three doubles matches.  Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) won (8-3) against Alejandra Ruales and Clare Tuchscherer at No. 1.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) won by an identical (8-3) score at No. 2, defeating Katharine Mack and Hannah Mory.  Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) tallied an (8-2) victory over Carly Villano and Rachel Weglarz at No. 3.

Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) started her match during doubles play and pulled out a (6-1, 7-5) victory against Sarah Alt at No. 6 singles to put the Vikings in front 4-0.  Doemland clinched the victory with a (6-0, 6-0) win over Mory at No. 4.  Richardson won in straight sets, defeating Ruales (6-2, 6-2) at No. 1, and Sapio won (6-2, 6-0) win over Tuchscherer at No. 2.  Crawford rallied from a one set deficit to defeat Mack (3-6, 6-1, (10-3) and make it 8-0 in favor of the Blue & Gold.  Junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) completed the sweep with a (6-3, 6-0) victory against Villano.

The good fortunate did not initially carry over to the afternoon match against Edgewood as the Eagles took a 2-1 lead after the doubles matches.  Richardson and Crawford cruised to an (8-1) victory over Amber Hemp and Shae Beckwith at No. 1 doubles to put Augustana on the board.

Crawford notched her fourth win of the day and knotted the match at 2-2 with a (6-0, 6-3) victory over Beckwith at No. 3 singles.  Augustana moved in front with a (6-1, 6-1) win at No. 5 as Panko cruised past Bridget Prendergast.  The lead grew to 4-2 when Doemland finished off a (6-2, 6-1) victory against Jessi Ditzler at No. 4.  The Blue & Gold advantage was trimmed to 4-3 when the Eagles scored a win at No. 2, but Richardson clinched the match for Augustana in thrilling fashion.  The senior rallied from a one set deficit to defeat Kelsey Steinhorst (2-6, 6-4, (10-4)) at No. 1.  Richardson is now 14-2 for her career in three set matches, including a 13-2 mark in super tie-breakers.  She has fought back to win after losing the first set on seven different occasions.  Reece tallied the final point of the day with a (6-2, 6-2) win over Brittany Storhoff at No. 6.   

05/02/10 – Augustana 9, Loras 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales (LORAS) 6-2, 6-2

2.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 6-2, 6-0

3.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Katharine Mack (LORAS) 3-6, 6-1, (10-3)

4.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Hannah Mory (LORAS) 6-0, 6-0

5.

Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Carly Villano (LORAS) 6-3, 6-0

6.

Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Sarah Alt (LORAS) 6-1, 7-5

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales/Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 8-3

2.

Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Katharine Mack/Hannah Mory (LORAS) 8-3

3.

Emily Doemland/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Carly Villano/Rachel Weglarz (LORAS) 8-2

05/02/10 – Augustana 6, Edgewood 3


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Kelsey Steinhorst (EDGEWOOD) 2-6, 6-4, (10-4)

2.

Amber Hemp (EDGEWOOD) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 7-5, 6-2

3.

Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Shae Beckwith (EDGEWOOD) 6-0, 6-3

4.

Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Jessi Ditzler (EDGEWOOD) 6-2, 6-1

5.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Bridget Prendergast (EDGEWOOD) 6-1, 6-1

6.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Brittany Storhoff (EDGEWOOD) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

 

1.

Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Amber Hemp/Shae Beckwith (EDGEWOOD) 8-1

2.

Kelsey Steinhorst/Bridget Prendergast (EDGEWOOD) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-4

3.

Jessi Ditzler/Brittany Storhoff (EDGEWOOD) def. Emily Doemland/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) 8-3