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March 27, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings beat St. Ambrose 6-3 for season sweep

Kim Sawyer won her matches at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles as the Vikings defeated St. Ambrose 6-3 to complete a season sweep over the Queen Bees. Sawyer leads the Blue & Gold with a 21-6 mark in singles. She is also 16-8 in doubles, including a 14-8 mark with Shannen McNamara.

MOLINE, Ill.The Augustana women’s tennis team returned to the Quad Cities and picked up a 6-3 win over St. Ambrose on Sunday, March 27 to sweep the season series against the Queen Bees.  The Vikings also won 6-3 in the fall match-up between the two squads.

Seniors Tricia Sapio (Barrington HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and Sheri Hendricks (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Warrenville, Ill.) gave Augustana an early lead, cruising to an (8-0) win over Elizabeth Blazevic and Emily Turner at No. 3 doubles.  Freshmen Shannen McNamara (Battle Mountain HS, Avon, Colo.) and Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) also nailed down an (8-4) victory at No. 1 doubles, defeating Adrianne Foley and Mary Nodland.  St. Ambrose won at No. 2 doubles, making the score 2-1 in Augustana’s favor heading into singles action.

Junior Brittany Reece (Naperville Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) quickly gave the Blue & Gold a 3-1 advantage, racing to a (6-0, 6-0) win against Turner at No. 6 singles.  McNamara was a (6-0, 6-2) winner over Foley at No. 1, and sophomore Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) clinched the victory with a (7-6 (5), 6-2) win at No. 5, defeating Maurita Flo.  Sawyer was also a winner at No. 2, defeating Nodland (6-1, 6-1).  Freshman Samantha Tonn (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) rallied from a one set deficit, but lost (6-4, 3-6, (12-10)) to Matejka at No. 4.

Augustana is back in action on Sunday, April 3 when the team will face UW-La Crosse in a neutral match at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The Eagles are currently ranked No. 11 in the Central Region.

03/27/11 – Augustana 6, St. Ambrose 3






Shannen McNamara (AUGIE) def. Adrianne Foley (SAU) 6-0, 6-2


Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) def. Mary Nodland (SAU) 6-1, 6-1


Rachel Sarafin (SAU) def. Tricia Sapio (AUGIE) 6-1, 6-3


Heather Matejka (SAU) def. Samantha Tonn (AUGIE) 6-4, 3-6, (12-10)


Krista Panko (AUGIE) def. Maurita Flo (SAU) 7-6 (5), 6-2


Brittany Reece (AUGIE) def. Emily Turner (SAU) 6-0, 6-0




Shannen McNamara/Kim Sawyer (AUGIE) def. Adrianne Foley/Mary Nodland (SAU) 8-4


Rachel Sarafin/Heather Matejka (SAU) def. Samantha Tonn/Krista Panko (AUGIE) 8-2


Tricia Sapio/Sheri Hendricks (AUGIE) def. Elizabeth Blazevic/Emily Turner (SAU) 8-0