SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The No. 25 Augustana women’s tennis team welcomes Southwest Minnesota State for a midweek conference match slated for a 4 p.m. start at the Huether Tennis Centre on the Augustana campus. The last time the Vikings hosted a dual at the Huether Tennis Centre was a crisp October day in 2011, facing Sioux Falls, winning 9-0.
Along with being back on the AU campus, a victory for the Vikings gives them their 11th-straight NSIC regular season championship.
In compliance with Augustana’s COVID-19 protocols, attendance for the games will be open to the public with a limited capacity. All spectators must wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking. In addition, fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to help support physical distancing. The full spectator policy can be found here.
About the Vikings
The Vikings are coming off a conference sweep last weekend against Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston, and are currently 12-2 on the season and 9-0 within the NSIC.
Augustana currently has six of the top-eight spots in the conference with freshman Valeriya Monko and sophomore Emily Granson both holding undefeated records this season at 12-0 and 9-0, respectively.
Freshman Florentia Hadjigeorgiou went 4-0 over the weekend earning wins in the No. 2 slot against Bemidji State and the No. 1 slot against Minnesota Crookston. She also had wins in No. 1 doubles paired with Monko, going 6-4 against Bemidji State and 6-0 against Minnesota Crookston.
About the Mustangs
Southwest Minnesota State is 7-6 overall and 7-2 within the conference. Most recently, the Mustangs split conference play losing to UMary in a close affair, 4-3, and defeating MSU Moorhead, 4-3
Maegen Flight holds a 9-3 record for the Mustangs and has won six in a row at the No. 1 position. She went undefeated last weekend against UMary’s Tasha Dembo and MSU Moorhead’s Julia Geske.
Augustana remains outdoors this coming weekend as the Vikings close out the NSIC campaign on Saturday against Upper Iowa at the Huether Tennis Centre with a 3 p.m. match. On Sunday, the Vikings host Northwest Missouri State in a regional match slated for a 2 p.m. start.