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May 31, 2013

Sawyer and Wethington win women's tennis awards

Senior Meghan Wethington was selected as the "Hardest Worker" for the 2013 Augustana women's tennis team.

Junior Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), who is in the process of re-writing the Augustana women's tennis record book, has been named Most Valuable Player for Coach Jon Miedema's 2012-13 Vikings. The school's all-time leader in singles wins repeated as team MVP. Senior Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) was chosen as Augustana's Hardest Worker.

In singles play, Sawyer went 26-4 this year at number one and became the first Viking in 15 years to win a CCIW championship at first singles. With a full season yet to play, Sawyer is already the school's career record holder with 82 wins. The three-time first team All-CCIW performer also holds the single season record at 29, as well as the second (27) and fourth (26) highest season victory totals. Her .820 career winning percentage is best in school history and her .867 mark this year ranks seventh-best at Augustana.  

Sawyer teamed with freshman Aileen MacDonald (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, Ill.) to go 19-10 as Miedema's number one doubles team this year. Sawyer had an overall doubles record of 20-11 and is 56-36 for her career. Her 138 total career wins are tied for third-most in school history and are 20 away from Sarah Ainsworth's school record of 158.  

Wethington teamed with classmate Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) to go 16-10 in doubles this year, playing at numbers two and three. Wethington sported a 19-14 doubles record overall this season. For her career, she went 32-33 in singles matches and 43-35 in doubles.  

2012-13 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S TENNIS LETTERWINNERS  

NAME YEAR HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL
Mariah Bardo** Jr Sterling, Ill./HS
Emily Kaczmarek*** Jr Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South
Chelsea Lavin** So Downers Grove, Ill./South
Aileen MacDonald* Fr Mundelein, Ill./HS
Caitee Margenthaler** Jr Moline, Ill./HS
Krista Panko**** Sr Geneva, Ill./HS
Miranda Pence** So Oswego, Ill./HS
Kim Sawyer*** Jr Batavia, Ill./HS
Katie Scharnagle** Jr Lisle, Ill./St. Francis College Prep
Meghan Wethington**** Sr Geneseo, Ill./HS
Callie Winter* Jr Downers Grove, Ill./South