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
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
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
|Friday, Jan 17|
|Men's Tennis||Stillwater, Ok.||1:00 PM|
|Saturday, Jan 18|
|Men's Tennis||Stillwater, Ok.||10:00 AM|
|Friday, Jan 31|
|Men's Tennis||Rockford, Ill.||5:00 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 1|
|Men's Tennis||Rockford, Ill.||10:00 AM|