Ariadna Cairo Baza
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
The Salukis have 17 or more wins in each of the last three years.
The Salukis defeated the Redbirds in Normal for the first time in head coach Audra Aderson's tenure.
With the win, SIU is tied for second in the MVC headed into the final match of the season Saturday.
The Salukis fall to second-place in the MVC with the loss.
2013-14: Finished the year 16-18 overall in singles play...Posted a 3-3 singles record in the MVC...Went 20-12 in doubles play...Finished 5-1 in the MVC in doubles play with partner Polina Dozortseva.
2012-13: Finished the year 18-10 overall in singles competition...Went 6-2 in the fall season and 12-8 during the spring...Finished 4-2 in the MVC in singles...Played primarily at the No. 4 and 5 positions.
2011-12: Competed in 22 singles matches, finishing 16-6 in singles play...5-2 in MVC singles play...Finished 8-in doubles play...Won four straight matches from Apr. 14, 2012 to Apr. 22, 2012...First collegiate win came on Sep. 10, 2011 against Alexis Garrett of Morehead State in a 8-5 singles victory.
Personal: Majoring in Biochemistry...Daughter of Jordi Cairo` Galofre' and Mercedes Baza Hernandez...Father is a storekeeper and mother works in administration... Born April 16, 1993 in Barcelona, Spain...Previously ranked No. 64 in Women's Open in Spain...Has a twin sister who also plays tennis at SIU... Participated in swimming and poetry also while in school.