December 1, 2002
2008-09 Season - 2002-03 WOMEN'S TENNIS REVIEW
Vikings take fourth in College Conference of
Led by the individual second place finish at number two single by Kristen Pence (Rochelle HS, Rochelle, IL) and the runner-up performance of number two doubles team Allison McAndrews (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, IA) and Christina Seaba (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, IA), the Augustana Vikings women's tennis team placed fourth in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin
The CCIW tournament was held on October 18-19 at the Evergreen Tennis Club in
Pence led the Vikings all season long and she would finish the year with a superb 19-2 overall record. The 19 victories put her just shy of making the single season top 10 list for wins. She will probably climb into the top 10 this spring, depending on how many matches she competes in. Her 19-2 record is a winning percentage of .904 and that is the fourth highest single season mark in school history. She trails the .957 (22-1) of Sarah Ainsworth in 1993-94, the .944 (17-1) of Katy Kozlowski in 1996-97 and the .933 (14-1) of Pearl McLeod in 1984-85.
Heading into the CCIW tournament, Pence had earned the number one seed at number two singles but she dropped a 6-0; 7-6 decision in the final to Sara Cahoon of Carthage, the number two seed. She beat Laura Dahl of
Freshman Courtney Ford (
Allison McAndrews (
McAndrews and Christina Seaba (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, IA) put together a tremendous performance at number two doubles, making it all the way to the championship match before falling. Seeded fourth, McAndrews and Seaba beat Palmer and Keefe of North Park 8-0 in the first round before knocking off the number one seed - Deborah Bartell and Erika Herrin of Illinois Wesleyan - by a score of 8-6 in the semi-finals. In the finals the team of Christine Hamm and Kristine Meulendyke beat Seaba and McAndrews 8-1. Seaba and McAndrews finished the year with a 10-6 record in doubles.
The number one doubles team of Pence and Ford placed third, beating Arnold and Irwin of Illinois Wesleyan 8-6 in the third place match to finish the year 14-5.
At one point this season the Vikings were 4-0 and then proceeded to lose four of their next five matches to fall to 5-4. After losing to
This is the 10th consecutive winning season for Augustana women's tennis, dating back to an 11-11 season in 1992-93 during Larry Flaherty's first year as head coach. The last losing season was actually 12 years ago when the Vikings went 10-12 during the 1991-92 season. Augustana has recorded at least 10 victories in 15 of the last 16 seasons.
2002 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF
Evergreen Racquet Club
Liz Huffman, North Central
Kristen Pence, Augustana
Allison McAndrews, Augustana
Brijan Knaap, Augustana
Courtney Ford, Augustana
Kristen Weber, North Central
Ondracek/Weber (North Central)
2002 CCIW ALL CONFERENCE TEAM
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
CCIW PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kelly Mikkila,
CCIW MVP: Sara Cahoon,
COACH OF THE YEAR: Brady Lindsley,