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September 1, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Richardson earns 100th career win

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Senior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.), a three-time “Most Valuable Player” for the Augustana women’s tennis team, won her 100th career match on Tuesday, September 1 as the Vikings defeated Dubuque 8-1.  Richardson teamed with senior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) for a win at No. 1 doubles to nail down her 99th win and then followed with victory at No. 1 singles for her 100th win.  Augustana improves to 2-1 overall this season.

Richardson and Crawford opened the scoring with a decisive (8-0) victory at No. 1 doubles, defeating Hannah Schneidewend and Emma Bridgett.  The duo is 11-4 after just starting to play together last spring.  Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) and sophomore Alyssa Quitschau (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) also put together a strong showing, racing out to an early lead and winning (8-3) over Lindsay Bonnell and Jackie Ventrice at No. 3 doubles.  Juniors Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and Justine Stukas (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) teamed together for an (8-5) win at No. 2 doubles, knocking off Kristina McWethy and Sam Miller.

Augustana continued its strong play in singles, winning five of the six matches in straight sets.  Richardson won (6-1, 6-0) against Schneidewend at No. 1 singles, and Crawford earned a (6-3, 6-1) victory over Bridgett at No. 2 singles.  Doemland was a (6-0, 6-1) winner at No. 3 singles, beating McWethy.  Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) also won (6-0, 6-1) at No. 5 singles against Miller, and junior Sheri Hendricks grabbed her first varsity match of the season (6-4, 6-0) over Ventrice at No. 6 singles.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) battled back from a one set deficit and fought off multiple match points before falling (6-4, 2-6, (12-10)) to Bonnell at No. 4 singles.

09/01/09 – Augustana 8, Dubuque 1






Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Hannah Schneidewend (DBQ) 6-1, 6-0


Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Emma Bridgett (DBQ) 6-3, 6-1


Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Kristina McWethy (DBQ) 6-0, 6-1


Lindsay Bonnell (DBQ) def. Brittany Reece (AUGIE) 6-4, 2-6, (12-10)


Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Sam Miller (DBQ) 6-0, 6-1


Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Jackie Ventrice (DBQ) 6-4, 6-0




Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Hannah Schneidewend/Emma Bridgett (DBQ) 8-0


Tricia Sapio/Justine Stukas (AUGIE) def. Kristina McWethy/Sam Miller (DBQ) 8-5


Meghan Wethington/Alyssa Quitschau (AUGIE) def. Lindsay Bonnell/Jackie Ventrice (DBQ) 8-3