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March 28, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Doemland earns 100th career win in 7-2 victory

MOLINE, Ill.A singles sweep proved to be the difference as the Augustana women’s tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat St. Ambrose 7-2 on Sunday, March 28 at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois.  The Vikings dropped a pair of close doubles matches, but closed out victories in all six singles flights to notch the victory.  Augustana evens its record at 11-11 on the season.

Senior Emily Doemland (Downers Grove South HS, Westmont, Ill.) and junior Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) scored an (8-2) victory over Emily Anderson and Mary Nodland at No. 3 doubles to put Augustana on the board first.  Doemland and Hendricks are 4-0 this spring at No. 3 doubles.  St. Ambrose rallied back with (8-5) wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 2-1 lead heading into the singles matches.

Freshman Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) cruised past Anderson (6-0, 6-1) at No. 5 singles to knot the score at 2-2.  Junior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) pulled out a key match, rallying to defeat Jenelle Bayer (0-6, 6-2, (10-4)) to give Augustana a 3-2 edge.  Doemland won her second match of the day and 100th of her career when she erased a one set deficit to knock off Nodland (6-7 (4), 6-3, (10-4)) at No. 4.  Doemland now has 51 singles wins to go along with 49 doubles victories for her career.

Senior Tricia Crawford (Decorah HS, Decorah, Iowa) clinched the victory for Augustana with a (6-3, 6-2) decision against Adrianne Foley at No. 3.  Senior Jenna Richardson (Melrose Park Walther Lutheran HS, Bellwood, Ill.) was a (6-1, 6-4) winner over Rachel Sarafin at No. 1.  Richardson came back from a 3-0 deficit in the second set to earn her 64th career singles victory, seventh on the all-time wins list.  Sophomore Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) earned her 10th singles win of the year with a (6-2, 6-4) victory against Melanie Blazevic at No. 6.

03/28/10 – Augustana 7, St. Ambrose 2






Jenna Richardson (AUGIE) def. Rachel Sarafin (SAU) 6-1, 6-4


Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) def. Jenelle Bayer (SAU) 0-6, 6-2, (10-4)


Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) def. Adrianne Foley (SAU) 6-3, 6-2


Emily Doemland (AUGIE) def. Mary Nodland (SAU) 6-7 (4), 6-3, (10-4)


Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Emily Anderson (SAU) 6-0, 6-1


Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Melanie Blazevic (SAU) 6-2, 6-4




Amanda Gomez/Adrianne Foley (SAU) def. Jenna Richardson/Tricia Crawford (AUGIE) 8-5


Rachel Sarafin/Jenelle Bayer (SAU) def. Tricia Sapio/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-5


Emily Doemland/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Emily Anderson/Mary Nodland (SAU) 8-2