Southern Illinois struggled to gain ground Saturday in final regular season match.
Southern Illinois battled its MVC foe Saturday in its final home match of the season.
SIU opens conference weekend undefeated.
The Salukis record their first conference win of the season Saturday.
Southern Illinois puts away perennial powerhouse with ease Saturday.
Last updated: July 25, 2012
2011-12: Took a medical redshirt for the spring dual-match season...In the fall, advanced two rounds in pre-qualifying in singles at the ITA All-American and advanced to the Round of 16 in singles at the ITA Central Regional...Upset the 77th-ranked player in the nation Maniel Bains of Oklahoma State in the first round of the ITA Central Regional main draw, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
2010-11: Won the Missouri Valley Freshman of the Year award...One of two SIU player's named to the MVC All-Select team...Led team in singles wins with a 15-4 record in his first semester on campus...Had a team best 5-2 record against MVC teams in singles...Posted a seven match winning streak between March 29 and April 23...Went 7-10 with doubles partner Carlos Do Val.
Prior to SIU: Ranked third overall in boys age groups 16 and 18...Competed in the main draw in three Futures tournaments in 2010...Ranked third overall in nation in Men's category in 2010.
Personal: Born Jorge Luis Cavero Mendoza on April 1, 1992 in Lima, Peru...Father, Luis, is a real estate agent...Mother, Maria, is a housewife...has one brother, Enrique...Majoring in Business.