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February 28, 2012

2011-12 Season - Strong singles play lifts Vikings

Senior Brittany Reece won a three-set match at number two singles and also had a hand in a victory at number two singles as the Vikings defeated Hanover 8-1 on Tuesday, February 28 in Orlando, Florida.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Augustana used five victories singles to record a 6-3 victory over Hanover on Tuesday, February 28 in Orlando, Florida. The Vikings won for the second time in three outings on their spring break trip and pushed their overall record to 9-7 on the year.

A day earlier, Augustana suffered an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Davenport University but on Tuesday, the strong singles play helped the Vikings overcome a 1-2 deficit after the doubles competition.

Sophomore Kim Sawyer (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) pushed her record to 19-5 with a 6-2; 6-3 win over Allie Gullett at number one singles. Senior Brittany Reece (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.) came back from a 0-6 setback in the first set to beat Danielle Miller 0-6; 6-1; 7-6 at number two. Junior Krista Panko (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.) beat Heather Washburn 2-6; 6-4; 6-4 at number three.

Sophomore Katie Scharnagle (Wheaton St. Francis HS, Lisle, Ill.) beat Kathleen Brinegar 6-2; 6-3 at number five and sophomore Mariah Bardo (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.) defeated Amanda Lerned 6-3; 6-2 at number five.

The lone Viking team to win in doubles was the number two unit of Reece and Panko, which defeated Paige Spalding and Lerned 8-1.

Augustana 6, Hanover 3
Feb 28, 2012 at Orlando, Florida 

Singles competition

1. Sawyer, Kim (AUGIE) def. Allie Gullett (HANOVER) 6-2, 6-3

2. Reece, Brittany (AUGIE) def. Danielle Miller (HANOVER) 0-6, 6-1, 7-6

3. Panko, Krista (AUGIE) def. Heather Washburn (HANOVER) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

4. Kim Fong (HANOVER) def. Kaczmarek, Emily (AUGIE) 6-2, 6-7, 10-4

5. Scharnagle, Katie (AUGIE) def. Kathleen Brinegar (HANOVER) 6-2, 6-3

6. Bardo, Mariah (AUGIE) def. Amanda Lerned (HANOVER) 6-3, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Allie Gullett/Danielle Miller (HANOVER) def. Sawyer, Kim/Wethington, Meghan (AUGIE) 8-6

2. Reece, Brittany/Panko, Krista (AUGIE) def. Paige Spalding/Amanda Lerned (HANOVER) 8-1

3. Sarah Love/Kalynne Miller (HANOVER) def. Margenthaler, Caitee/Pence, Miranda (AUGIE) 8-3


Match Notes

Augustana 9-7