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September 15, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Vikings sweep Knox 9-0

GALESBURG, Ill. – After a tough weekend, the Augustana women’s tennis team got back on track with a 9-0 victory over Knox on Tuesday, September 15 in Galesburg, Illinois.  Eight different Vikings tallied wins over the Prairie Fire as the Blue & Gold improved to 5-5 overall.  Augustana remains 2-2 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Seniors Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) and Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) were (8-1) winners at No. 1 doubles, defeating Megan Funk and Jordan Kuban.  Sophomores Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) and Julie Wach (Marist HS, Chicago, Ill.) paired together for an (8-2) victory over Aimee Neilan and Emily Tyl at No. 3 doubles.  Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) and junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) pulled out an (8-6) victory at No. 2 doubles against Katie Beadling and Rachel Clark to complete the doubles sweep for Augustana.

Richardson cruised to a (6-0, 6-0) win over Funk at No. 1 singles and Crawford picked up a victory with a (6-1, 6-2) decision against Kuban at No. 2 singles.  Reece won (6-3, 6-1) over Beadling at No. 3 singles, and sophomore Alyssa Quitschau (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) notched a decisive (6-1, 6-1) victory at No. 6 singles against Sarah Bolitho.  The final two matches went to third set super tie-breakers and the Vikings earned wins in both of them.  Panko rallied from a one set deficit to defeat Clark (4-6, 6-1, (10-8)) at No. 4 singles.  Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) played the longest match of the evening and pulled out a (6-3, 6-7 (2), (10-5)) win over Ginny Graves at No. 5 singles.  Both freshmen are now 2-0 on the season in third set super tie-breakers.

09/15/09 – Augustana 9, Knox 0






Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Megan Funk (KNOX) 6-0, 6-0


Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Jordan Kuban (KNOX) 6-1, 6-2


Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Katie Beadling (KNOX) 6-3, 6-1


Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Rachel Clark (KNOX) 4-6, 6-1, (10-8)


Meghan Wethington (AUGIE) def. Ginny Graves (KNOX) 6-3, 6-7 (2), (10-5)


Alyssa Quitschau (AUGIE) def. Sarah Bolitho (KNOX) 6-1, 6-1




Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Megan Funk/Jordan Kuban (KNOX) 8-1


Krista Panko/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Katie Beadling/Rachel Clark (KNOX) 8-6


Brittany Reece/Julie Wach (AUGIE) def. Aimee Neilan/Emily Tyl (KNOX) 8-2