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    April 12, 2003

    Wichita, Kan. - Southern Illinois University's men's tennis team was handed a 7-0 loss Saturday by Missouri Valley Conference team Wichita State University. The Shockers won all matches against the Salukis.

    SIU moves to 1-3 in MVC play and holds a .500 record at 4-4 for the spring season. The Salukis travel to Southwest Missouri State for another MVC match-up Sunday scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

    SCORE: Wichita State 7, Southern Illinois 0

    1. Jaime Rodriguez (WSU) def. Peter Bong (SIU) 6-3, 6-3
    2. Leo Ramirez (WSU) def. Alon Salvidor (SIU) 6-2, 6-4
    3. Angelo Manns (WSU) def. Julian Botero (SIU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-6
    4. Ben Cramp (WSU) def. Bojan Ilievski (SIU) 6-0, 6-4
    5. Juan Escalante (WSU) def. Tomas Gonzalez (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
    6. Marko Despot (WSU) def. Gian Carlo Remigio (SIU) 6-1, 6-2

    1. Ramirez/Rodriguez (WSU) def. Peter Sowsa/Ilievski (SIU) 8-2
    2. Austin/Contente (WSU) def. Bong/Remigio (SIU) 8-5
    3. Cramp/Escalante (WSU) def. Savidor/Botero (SIU) 8-5