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July 18, 2013

2013-14 WOMEN'S TENNIS PREVIEW

Kim Sawyer fiished last season 26-4 in singles play and 20-11 in doubles play. She also picked up her 100th career win en route to earning CCIW Player of the Year and winning the #1 singles championship at the CCIW tournament. Sawyer holds the Augustana career records for most single wins (82) and singles winning percentage (.820) and is currently third total career victories (138).

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) 
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa, 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521  

WOMEN'S TENNIS HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S TENNIS: 1976-77
OVERALL ALL-TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 402-280 (.589)
CCIW TEAM CHAMPIONS: 1993; 1994; 1996; 1997
AIAW MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: 1979-80
AIAW TOP TEN NATIONAL FINISHES: 3rd in 1979 & 10th in 1981
IAIAW STATE CHAMPIONS: 1977; 1978; 1979  

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306 SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
EMAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
INTERNET ADDRESS: www.athletics.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.  

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH: Jon Miedema (Calvin College)

MIEDEMA'S RECORD: Third season at Augustana, 31-20 (.608) in two seasons.

OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986  

TEAM INFORMATION

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished the year with a 16-9 overall record and a 5-1 mark, good for second, in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin... Augustana finished second at the CCIW tournament and second at the CCIW Automatic Qualifier Tournament.  

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING (9): Mariah Bardo (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Senior... Went 9-7 in singles, mostly at #5.   Emily Kaczmarek (Glenbard South HS, Lombard, Ill.), Senior... 2nd team All-CCIW... 3rd in the CCIW at #2 singles... Went 12-18 in singles play.   Chelsea Lavin (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Junior... Teamed with Miranda Pence to post an 11-8 record at #2 doubles... Academic All-Conference.   Aileen MacDonald (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, Ill.), Sophomore... 2nd in the CCIW at #4 singles... 3rd in the CCIW (with Kim Sawyer) at #1 doubles... Compiled a 19-10 record in both singles and doubles play.   Caitee Margenthaler (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Senior... Went 6-7 in doubles competition.   Miranda Pence (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.), Junior... Went 9-7 in singles play, mostly at # 4 and #5... Posted a 16-15 doubles record.   Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), Senior... CCIW Player of the Year... CCIW #1 singles champion... 26-4 singles record... 20-11 in doubles... 3rd place (with Aileen MacDonald) in the CCIW at #1 doubles... Academic All-Conference... Two-time team MVP... Holds Augustana career record for singles wins (82) and singles winning percentage (.820)... Tied for 3rd in total career wins (138).   Katie Scharnagle (St. Francis College Prep, Lisle, Ill.), Senior... 3rd in the CCIW at #6 singles... Went 9-6 in singles play... Academic All-Conference.   Callie Winter (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Senior... Posted a 1-1 record in singles ... Won her only doubles match (with Caitee Margenthaler).  

LETTER WINNERS LOST (2):

Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.)... CCIW Championship MVP... CCIW #3 singles champion... 2nd team All-CCIW... Finished 16-16 in singles and 18-11 in doubles... 2nd in the CCIW (with Meghan Wethington) at #3 doubles...9th at Augustana in career singles wins (62)... 4th in career doubles wins (68)... 8th in career total wins (130).    Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.)... Augustana's Hardest Worker Award... Went 19-14 in doubles... 2nd in the CCIW (with Krista Panko) at #3 doubles... Academic All-Conference.   

2012-13 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

CCIW TEAM FINISH: 2nd

NCAA CENTRAL REGION TEAM RANK: 20th

NCAA CENTRAL REGION INDIVIDUAL RANK: Kim Sawyer, 10th

CCIW CHAMPIONS: Kim Sawyer - No. 1 singles; Krista Panko - No. 3 singles

CCIW PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kim Sawyer

CCIW CHAMPIONSHIP MVP: Krista Panko

ALL-CCIW: Kim Sawyer (1st team); Krista Panko, Emily Kaczmarek (2nd team)

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Chelsea Lavin, Kim Sawyer, Katie Scharnagle, Meghan Wethington

CCIW PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kim Sawyer (9/12/12, 10/3/12 & 3/20/13); Krista Panko (9/19/12); Aileen MacDonald (4/24/13)

MOST SINGLES WINS: 26 - Kim Sawyer (26-4)

MOST DOUBLES WINS: 20 - Kim Sawyer (20-11)  

TOP TEN ADDITIONS

CAREER SINGLESWINS: 82 - Kim Sawyer (1st); 62 - Krista Panko (9th)

CAREER SINGLES WINNING PERCENTAGE: .820 (82-18) - Kim Sawyer (1st)

SINGLE-SEASON WINS: 26 - Kim Sawyer (T-4th)

SINGLE-SEASON WINNING PERCENTAGE: .867 (26-4) - Kim Sawyer (7th)

SINGLE-SEASON DOUBLES WINS (Team): 19 - Kim Sawyer/Aileen MacDonald (T-7th)

CAREER DOUBLES WINS: 68 - Krista Panko (4th)

100-WIN CLUB: 138 - Kim Sawyer (T- 3rd); 130 - Krista Panko (8th)    

2012-13 AWARD WINNERS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Kim Sawyer

HARDEST WORKER: Meghan Wethington