Augustana defeats USD women’s tennis team, 6-3

Augustana defeats USD women's tennis team, 6-3
The University of South Dakota women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to Augustana on Saturday at the Empire Fitness Center in Sioux Falls.

With the loss, the Coyotes' record fell to 18-7 overall and 1-5 in the North Central Conference.

USD's Jenny Lewellen improved to 16-2 on the season by winning at No. 2 singles. She defeated Brittany Gaster of Augustana, 6-3, 6-3. With her win at No. 5 singles, Melanie Rockne moved to 15-10 on the season. Rockne won a 7-5, 6-2 decision over Augustana's Danielle Gilbert. USD also won at No. 2 doubles. The team of Lewellen and Rockne improved to 12-3 on the season by defeating Emily Johnson and Danielle Gilbert of Augustana, 8-1.

Match Results: Augu-stana – 6, South Dakota – 3

Singles: 1. Emily Gaster, AC, over Rijalda Zejnic (18-7, So., Hamilton, Ontario), USD, 6-0, 6-2.

2. Jenny Lewellen (16-2, So., Seattle, WA), USD, over Brittany Gaster, AC, 6-3, 6-3

3. Jill Hageustuen, AC, defeated Maggie Peters (14-10, So., Des Moines, IA), USD, 6-0, 6-1.

4. Emily Johnson, AC, over Janea Hagen (7-9, Fr., Bellevue, NE), USD, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-4), 10-4.

5. Melanie Rockne (15-10, So., Yankton), USD, defeated Danielle Gilbert, AC, 7-5, 6-2.

6. Sarah Lamberty, AC, over Ashley Waltman (21-4, Jr., Rapid City), USD, 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles: 1. E. Gaster/B. Gaster, AC, over Zejnic/Peters, USD (12-10), 8-1.

2. Lewellen/Rockne (12-3), USD, over Johnson/Gilbert, AC, 8-1.

3. Hageustuen/Lamberty, AC, over Hagen/Waltman (11-3), USD, 8-2.

The Coyotes will play the University of Sioux Falls at 4 p.m. on April 22 at the USD Tennis Courts.

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