Salukis Dominate Western Illinois, 7-0

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    April 12, 2014

    Complete Results

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois men's tennis team dominated Western Illinois (1-15) on Saturday morning at the University Courts. Southern (9-10) won the team match 7-0 and swept through every individual singles match played.

    "We bounced back from a tough loss yesterday," head coach Dann Nelson said. "The guys were very focused, and we just took care of business in very windy conditions. All of our focus in now on Illinois State at home next Saturday. It is senior day, fan appreciation day with free food and also a maroon game. The match could determine the three seed for the conference tournament."

    Southern's domination started in doubles play. SIU swept through all three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Jonny Rigby and Michal Kianicka cruised 8-2 at No. 1 doubles, Jorge Cavero and Szymon Opieczonek won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, and Rafael Cuadrillero and Jeremy Dixon cruised to an 8-2 win.

    In singles, Southern kept rolling with straight-sets on all six courts. Rigby was scratched at No. 1 singles, moving everyone up a spot. Cavero took over at No. 1 singles and continued his roll, winning 6-0, 6-1 for his 10th win in his last 11 matches.

    Kianicka won 6-2, 6-4 on court two, and Szymon Opieczonek didn't allow his opponent a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles. Cuadrillero won 6-1, 6-2 on the fourth court, and Jeremy Dixon picked up his second singles win of the year in four matches with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles, Filip Aleksic also won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.



    Southern closes out the regular season against Illinois State next Saturday at 1 p.m.