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March 3, 2010

2009-2010 Season - After tough loss in morning Vikings rebound

After suffering a tough 5-4 loss to Lebanon Valley in the morning, the Augustana women’s tennis team rebounded nicely in the afternoon of March 2 to defeat York by the score of 8-1. The match was the third played on the Vikings’ spring trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina and with the victory Augustana is now 8-10 on the season.

The only loss came at number one singles where senior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) fell to Katelyn Acker by a score of 6-4; 6-4.

Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) bounced Paige Doutrich at number two singles 6-0; 6-2 and senior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) came through at number three with a tight 7-6; 7-5 win over Samantha Brenner.

Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) picked up a 6-2; 6-1 win at number four over Megan McCullin. Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) won at number five 6-1; 4-0 retired against Stephanie Nelson. Freshman Meghan Wethington (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.) beat Samantha Hunt at number six 7-5; 6-1.

In doubles play Richardson and Crawford defeated Acker and Doutrich 8-1 at number one. Sapio and Panko combined at number two to defeat Brenner and McCullin by a score of 8-0. Doemland and junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) handled Hunt and Maria McFaulds 8-2 at number three doubles.

Augustana is currently 2-1 on its spring trip and will round out the journey on Thursday, March 4 with a match against St. John-Fisher.


1 – Katelyn Acker (Y) beat Jenna Richardson (A) 6-4; 6-4
2 – Tricia Sapio (A) beat Paige Doutrich (Y) 6-0; 6-2
3 – Tricia Crawford (A) beat Samantha Brenner (Y) 7-6; 7-5
4 – Emily Doemland (A) beat Megan McCullin (Y) 6-2; 6-1
5 – Krista Panko (A) beat Stephanie Nelson (Y) 6-1; 4-0 retired
6 – Meghan Wethington (A) beat Samantha Hunt 7-5; 6-1

1 – Richardson/Crawford (A) beat Acker/Doutrich (Y) 8-1
2 – Sapio/Panko (A) beat Brenner/McCullin (Y) 8-0
3 – Doemland/Sheri Hendricks (A) beat Hunt/Maria McFaulds (Y) 8-2