April 27, 2007
By Ryan Shaw
OMAHA, Neb. - The Southern Illinois men's tennis team's season came to an end today with a 4-1 loss to Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
With the loss, the Salukis finish the season with a 12-8 record overall and a 2-5 conference mark.
The Sycamores pounced on the Salukis right away, taking a quick 1-0 lead with two wins in doubles play. Anton Tsymbalov and Bruno Echer defeated Felipe Villasenor and Lucas Waked at No. 2, 8-5. Indiana State clinched the 1-0 doubles point with a 8-5 win at No. 3 by Michael Wenham and Jon Sigurdsson over SIU's Rodrigo Lama and Breno Salvany.
The Salukis did not fair well in singles, dropping three matches to fall 4-1. The only Saluki to have success in singles' play was senior Rodrigo Lama who won his match over Wenham, 6-2, 6-4.
Waked and Villasenor were leading in their matches, but the matches were not completed after Indiana State collected its decisive fourth point.
No. 1 - Rishi Behl/Mpiloenhle Migogo (INS) led. Nick Bauer/Sergio Sanchez (SIU), 5-3, unfinished
No. 2 - Anton Tsymbalov/Bruno Echer (INS) def. Felipe Villasenor/Lucas Waked (SIU), 8-5
No. 3 - Michael Wenham/Jon Sigurdsson (INS) def. Rodrigo Lama/Breno Salvany (SIU), 8-5
No. 1 - Felipe Villasenor (SIU) led Anton Tsymbalov (INS), 3-6, 6-4, 2-1 unfinished
No. 2 - Rishi Behl (INS) def. Sergio Sanchez (SIU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 - Mpiloenhle Migogo (INS) def. Hugo Vidal (SIU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 - Rodrigo Lama (SIU) def. Michael Wenham (INS), 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 - Lucas Waked (SIU) led Jon Sigurdsson (INS), 6-0, 6-6 unfinished
No. 6 - Blake Douglas (INS) def. Nick Bauer (SIU), 6-2, 6-4
|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|
|Friday, Feb 7|
|Men's Tennis||St. Louis, Mo.||TBA|