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March 19, 2011

2010-11 Season - Reece & Panko earn singles wins vs. Kohawks

Brittany Reece won her singles match 6-1, 6-2 over Coe's Elizabeth Hoffmann at No. 6 singles. She now has 31 career singles victories to go along with 33 in doubles.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IowaThe Augustana women’s tennis team traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lost a 7-2 decision to Coe on Saturday, March 19.  The Vikings are now 11-7 overall this season.

After getting swept in the three doubles matches, the Blue & Gold performed much better in singles action.  Sophomore Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) and junior Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to score the two points of the day for Augustana.  Panko defeated Natalie Bordignon (6-4, 6-2) at No. 5 while Reece was a (6-1, 6-2) winner against Elizabeth Hoffmann at No. 6.

Freshman Shannen McNamara (Battle Mountain HS, Avon, Colo.) played a tight match with Michelle Shupbach at No. 2 before falling (6-4, 6-4).  Freshman Samantha Tonn (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) also had a competitive match, losing (6-4, 6-3) to Sara Ohlman at No. 4.  Freshman Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) rallied back after a tough start, but lost (6-1, 6-4) to Hannah Jensen at No. 1.  Senior Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) faced off with Tai Lucero, the Iowa Conference “MVP” from the fall, and dropped a (6-0, 6-0) decision at No. 3.

Augustana is back in action on Sunday, March 27 with a match-up against Quad City rival St. Ambrose at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, Illinois.

03/19/11 – Coe 7, Augustana 2






Hannah Jensen (COE) def. Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-4


Michelle Shupbach (COE) def. Shannen McNamara (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-4


Tai Lucero (COE) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-0, 6-0


Sara Ohlman (COE) def. Samantha Tonn (AUGIE) 6-4, 6-3


Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Natalie Bordignon (COE) 6-4, 6-2


Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Elizabeth Hoffmann (COE) 6-1, 6-2




Michelle Shupbach/Tai Lucero (COE) def. Shannen McNamara/Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) 8-1


Sara Ohlman/Natalie Bordignon (COE) def. Samantha Tonn/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-3


Hannah Jensen/Elizabeth Hoffmann (COE) def. Tricia Sapio/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) 8-2