May 13, 2013
Lawrence Palmer named to all-CCIW first team in tennis
|Sophomore Lawrence Palmer was named first-team all-CCIW in men's tennis after going 16-11 at number one doubles this season for the Vikings.|
Augustana sophomore Lawrence Palmer (Schiller International School, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) was named to the first team of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin all-conference team in men's tennis. Palmer, who played number one singles for the Vikings all year, was the lone Augustana player on the 13-man squad.
He finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 16-11 and he was 2-1 in CCIW action. He also played number one doubles and was 18-14 with the majority of the matches coming with junior Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, DePere, Wis.). Palmer and Wall were 17-10 at number one doubles.
Palmer helped lead Augustana to a 19-11 record overall and a 3-2 mark in the CCIW. The Vikings dropped a tough 5-4 decision to Wheaton in the semi-finals of the CCIW tournament and then fell 5-4 to Carthage in the third place match. Augustana was ranked as high as 18th in the NCAA Division III Central Region during the course of the season.
A year ago, Palmer was a second team all-conference selection and posted a record of 9-11 in singles while playing mostly at number two. He was 12-11 in doubles as a freshman, playing all but one of those matches with his brother Will (Schiller International School, Leicester, England).