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September 6, 2010

2010-11 Season - Vikings sweep Duhawks & Bluejays

Samantha Tonn earned her first career victory at No. 1 singles against Loras. She leads the team with a 6-2 singles mark this season.

MOLINE, Ill. – The Augustana women’s tennis team bounced back from a tough day on Saturday with a pair of 9-0 victories on Monday, September 6 at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois.  The Vikings opened with a sweep of Loras and followed with a victory over Elmhurst in the afternoon match.  The Blue & Gold are now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Sophomore Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) and freshman Emily Kaczmarek (Glenbard South HS, Lombard, Ill.) each won a pair of matches to lead the Vikings in the first match against the Duhawks.  The duo combined for an (8-0) victory at No. 3 doubles over Carly Villano and Rebecca Weglarz.  Wethington also defeated Rachel Weglarz (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 singles.  Kaczmarek was a (6-1, 6-0) against Villano at No. 5, earning her first two career varsity wins in the process.

Eight other players earned varsity wins for Augustana in the morning match.  Freshmen Shannen McNamara (Battle Mountain HS, Avon, Colo.) and Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) continued to perform well at No. 1 doubles, securing an (8-2) win over Alejandra Ruales and Clare Tuchscherer at No. 1 doubles.  Sophomore Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) and junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) were (8-2) winners against Sarah Dickhut and Rachel Weglarz at No. 2 doubles.

Freshman Samantha Tonn (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) notched her first win at No. 1 singles, outlasting Ruales (7-6 (5), 7-5) after rallying from a 5-3 deficit in the second set.  Senior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) earned a (6-3, 6-3) win against Tuchscherer at No. 2 singles, and junior Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) scored a (6-2, 6-2) victory against Dickhut at No. 3.  Freshman Katie Scharnagle (St. Francis Prep, Lisle, Ill.) won her varsity debut, (6-0, 6-1) over Rebecca Weglarz at No. 6.

Augustana continued its strong play in the afternoon against the Bluejays.  Sapio and Tonn cruised to an (8-0) victory over Becca Davis and Alex Stark to get the Vikings on the board.  Panko and Reece followed with an (8-3) at No. 3 doubles against Alexis Ross and Emily Tarlini.  McNamara and Sawyer completed the doubles sweep with a hard fought (8-5) decision over Virginia Dallman and Stephanie Ruff at No. 1.
McNamara won the first set 6-1 before Dallman retired at No. 1 singles.  Sawyer raced past Ruff (6-1, 6-0) at No. 2 while Tonn defeated Davis (6-2, 6-0) at No. 3.  Panko was a (6-1, 6-2) winner against Ross at No. 5 and Hendricks won (6-1, 6-1) over Tarlini at No. 6.  Sapio edged Stark (6-0, 2-6, (10-5)) at No. 4 to finish the day.

09/06/10 – Augustana 9, Loras 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Samantha Tonn (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales (LORAS) 7-6 (5), 7-5

2.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 6-3, 6-3

3.

Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Sarah Dickhut (LORAS) 6-2, 6-2

4.

Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Rachel Weglarz (LORAS) 6-0, 6-0

5.

Emily Kaczmarek (AUGIE) def. Carly Villano (LORAS) 6-1, 6-0

6.

Katie Scharnagle (AUGIE) def. Rebecca Weglarz (LORAS) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

 

1.

Shannen McNamara/Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) def. Alejandra Ruales/Clare Tuchscherer (LORAS) 8-2

2.

Krista Panko/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Sarah Dickhut/Rachel Weglarz (LORAS) 8-2

3.

Meghan Wethington/Emily Kaczmarek (AUGIE) def. Carly Villano/Rebecca Weglarz (LORAS) 8-0


09/06/10 – Augustana 9, Elmhurst 0


POS

RESULT

Singles

 

1.

Shannen McNamara (AUGIE) def. Virginia Dallman (ELMHURST) 6-1, retire (injury)

2.

Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) def. Stephanie Ruff (ELMHURST) 6-1, 6-0

3.

Samantha Tonn (AUGIE) def. Becca Davis (ELMHURST) 6-2, 6-0

4.

Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Alex Stark (ELMHURST) 6-0, 2-6, (10-5)

5.

Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Alexis Ross (ELMHURST) 6-1, 6-2

6.

Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Emily Tarlini (ELMHURST) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

 

1.

Shannen McNamara/Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) def. Virginia Dallman/Stephanie Ruff (ELMHURST) 8-5

2.

Tricia Sapio/Samantha Tonn (AUGIE) def. Becca Davis/Alex Stark (ELMHURST) 8-0

3.

Krista Panko/Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Alexis Ross/Emily Tarlini (ELMHURST) 8-3