Salukis Fall to Northern Illinois, 6-1

    Michael Kianicka won at No. 2 singles for the Salukis.

    Michael Kianicka won at No. 2 singles for the Salukis.
    Men's Tennis Home

    HEADLINES
    Rigby earns MVC All-Conference honors for third straight year

    Salukis fall 4-1 to UMBC at MVC Championships to conclude season

    Rigby and Kianicka look to earn team victory at MVC Championships

    RELATED LINKS
    Official Athletics Twitter
    Official Athletics Facebook
    Official Athletics YouTube

    Jan. 31, 2014

    Results

    ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Southern Illinois men's tennis team fell to Northern Illinois on Friday evening, 6-1. Michal Kianicka won at No 2 singles to give Southern its lone point in the contest, while Jorge Cavero and Szymon Opieczonek won at No. 3 doubles.

    Kianicka rallied after falling in the first set 6-4 to win both the second and third sets, 6-4, 6-3, respectively. Jorge Cavero forced a third-set super tiebreak, but he fell 10-4. Filip Aleksic also forced a third set with a 6-2 second-set win, but he fell 6-0 in the deciding set.

    In doubles, all three matches came down to the wire, but the Huskies took two of the three. The Salukis No. 1 duo of Jonny Rigby and Kianicka fell 6-5, and the No. 2 team of Rafael Cuadrillero and Aleksic also fell 6-5. But Cavero and Opienczonek took their match 6-5 for Southern's lone doubles win.

    The Salukis turn around quickly, facing Detroit Mercy tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Rockford.

    Singles Results
    #1: Axel Lagerlof (NIU) def. Jonny Rigby (SIU) 6-4, 6-1
    #2: Michal Kianicka (SIU) def. Dor Amir (NIU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
    #3: Frederic Cadieux (NIU) def. Jorge Cavero (SIU) 3-6, 6-5, 10-4
    #4: Jovan Zeljkovic (NIU) def. Szymon Opieczonek (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
    #5: Carlos Manzanas (NIU) def. Rafael Cuadrillero (SIU) 6-3, 6-1
    #6: Simon Formont (NIU) def. Filip Aleksic (SIU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

     

     

    Doubles:
    #1: Amir/Lagerlof (NIU) def. Rigby/Kianicka (SIU) 6-5
    #2: Zeljkovic/Lynch (NIU) def. Cuadrillero/Aleksic (SIU) 6-5
    #3: Cavero/Opienczonek (SIU) def. Formont/Cadieux (NIU) 6-5