Augustana women's tennis wins ninth straight NSIC Tournament title

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- The No. 1 seeded Augustana Vikings tennis team secured their ninth straight Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament title with a 4-0 win over Minnesota State Moorhead Sunday afternoon at Lifetime Fitness in Minnetonka, Minn.

The Vikings advanced to the championship round of the NSIC tournament earlier in the day with a 4-0 victory over the No. 4 seed U-Mary Marauders. The match was over once the Vikings earned the clinching fourth team point.

The Vikings swept the doubles matches to earn the doubles point against U-Mary to make the score 1-0 Augustana. The No. 9 ranked doubles duo of Kornelia Staniszewska and Laura Arce Vieyra took down Tasha Dembo and Yusra Hegy 6-0 while Annika Teske and Grace Goble picked up the No. 3 Doubles win with a 6-2 victory over Kelsey Lajom and Kali Askvig.

Goble kept the ball rolling as she earned the second team point with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jamie Stoppler in No. 4 Singles and No. 26 Staniszewska picked up the 6-0, 6-3 victory over Tasha Dembo to earn the third point to make the score 3-0, Vikings. Arce Vieyra earned her first win in her NSIC Tournament debut with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Hegy and secured the 4-0 win for Augustana.

In the championship match against the Dragons, the Vikings took the doubles point with wins in No. 1 and No. 2 Doubles. No. 9 Staniszewska and Arce Vieyra defeated Geske and Keelin with a score of 6-1 while Taylor Jackson and Anca Rusu picked up the 6-2 win over Yuen and Nguyen to secure the doubles point.

Rusu continued the success into singles play with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Keelin and Jackson picked up the 6-1, 6-2 victory over Nguyen to earn the second and third team points for Augustana. No. 26 Staniszewska clinched the fourth point and the championship for the Vikings with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Geske.

The Vikings have secured their ninth straight NSIC Tournament title and recently won their 10th straight regular season title.

Augustana will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Northwest Missouri State at the Huether Tennis Centre at 3 p.m.