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    April 13, 2003

    Springfield, Mo. - Southern Illinois University's men's tennis team suffered a loss to Missouri Valley Conference opponent Southwest Missouri State in a 5-2 decision Sunday in Springfield.

    Alon Savidor defeated Nenad Curcic in number two singles action 7-6, 6-3. That win Savidor to a tie for 19th on SIU's all-time career singles wins with 48. Bojan Ilievski took his spring record to 6-3 with his win over Pedja Pavlicic.

    Savidor and Julian Botero defeated Pavlicic and Shingi Nyagura in number three doubles (8-4).

    The Salukis are 2-3 in MVC play, and post a 5-4 spring record. SIU will be back in action Friday when they begin a three-match swing against MVC opponents. The Dawgs will travel to Bradley Friday, and head to Illinois State Saturday and Indiana State Sunday.

    SCORE: SMS 5, Southern Illinois 2

    SINGLES:
    No. 1: Pavel Hanek (SMS) def. Peter Bong (SIU) 6-3, 6-4
    No. 2: Alon Savidor (SIU) def. Nenad Curcic (SMS) 7-6, 6-3
    No. 3: Rishi Garbharran (SMS) def. Julian Botero (SIU) 6-1, 6-3
    No. 4: Filip Knezevic (SMS) def. Lukasz Soswa (SIU) 6-2, 6-0
    No. 5: Bojan Ilievski (SIU) def. Pedja Pavlicic (SMS) 7-6, 6-3
    No. 6: Shingi Nyagura (SMS) def. Gian Remigio (SIU) 6-1, 7-5

    DOUBLES:
    No. 1: Hanek/Garbharran (SMS) def. Soswa/Ilievski (SIU) 8-3
    No. 2: Curcic/Knezevic (SMS) def. Bong/Remigio (SIU) 8-4
    No. 3: Savidor/Botero (SIU) def. Pavlicic/Nyagura (SMS) 8-4

     

     

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