Melanie Delsart
    Melanie Delsart

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    High School:
    Esauda de Subopricioles del Ejerciro

    Height:
    5-8

    Birthdate:
    08/31/1989


    08/01/2013

    Saluki men's and women's tennis teams earn ITA All-Academic distinction, land eight Scholar-Athletes

    This is the fifth consecutive season the men's team has been honored and the fourth straight year for the women.

    08/01/2013

    Saluki men's and women's tennis teams earn ITA All-Academic distinction, land eight Scholar-Athletes

    This is the fifth consecutive season the men's team has been honored and the fourth straight year for the women.

    04/28/2013

    Salukis fall in MVC Championship to Wichita State, 4-0

    SIU ends the season with 19 wins, a school record for most wins in a season.

    04/27/2013

    Salukis down Drake, 4-2; Advance to MVC Championship Finals

    SIU will face top-seed Wichita State in MVC Finals

    04/26/2013

    Women's Tennis defeats Creighton in the MVC Tournament, 4-1

    The Salukis will face either Drake or Northern Iowa in a semifinal match tomorrow at 2 p.m.

    Updated May 28, 2013

    2012-13: Played in 33 singles matches, ending the year at 22-11...Went 7-3 in the fall and 15-8 in the spring...Won 5-of-7 MVC matches...Recorded a team-high 29 doubles wins with partner Anastacia Simons...Finished her career 70-37 in singles and 80-35 in doubles play...Her 80 doubles victories rank her second all-time in school history...Named to the MVC All-Select Team for the fourth straight year...Named First Team MVC Scholar-Athlete

    2011-12 Secured for the second year straight the team-high in wins with an overall singles record of 22-8, all at the No. 1 spot...Ranked No. 10 in the ITA Central region in singles...Defeated nine straight opponents from Mar. 13 to Apr. 1, 2012, including No. 119 ranked Tiffany Welcher of Memphis...Went 23-9 in doubles play on the season, primarily at the No. 1 slot with partner Korey Love...Was named All-Conference at No. 1 doubles...Named First Team Scholar-Athlete and to the MVC All-Select team, along with several MVC Player of the Week awards.

    2010-11: Finished with a team best 12-10 overall record at No. 1 singles...Also finished 3-4 in MVC singles play...Won six-straight matches from Feb. 13 to Mar. 4...Delsart finished with a 12-11 doubles record with Jennifer Dien, playing in all but one match in the No. 1 doubles slot.

    2009-10: Voted MVC Freshman of the Year...Went a team-best 14-8 in singles, as she played all her matches in the No. 1 singles slot...Notched a team-best 16-8 record in doubles with partner Martina Vianna Ce...Won six straight matches from March 11 through April 3...Only lost one match either singles or doubles in that timeframe...First collegiate victory came on January 30 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Eastern Kentucky's Jessica Albuquerque...Defeated SIU-Edwardsville's Carli Connors, niece of former tennis great Jimmy Connors, on Feb. 14 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5).

    Prior to SIU: Played extensively in International Tennis Federation (ITF) competition in the junior and women's levels...Ranked as high as 870th in ITF juniors (Jan. 29, 2007), while also being ranked 933rd in women's doubles (Nov. 26, 2007) in the world rankings...Posted victories over the 205th and 206th-ranked ITF juniors in the world, in addition to defeating the 487th, 754th, 919th, and 937th-ranked ITF women.

    Personal: Majoring in Finance...Full name is Melanie Hariet Delsart...Daughter of Carlos Delsart and Haydee Vera and has a sister...Trained with the same fitness trainer as 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Porto.

    Friday, Jan 16
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Louisville, Ky. 1:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Louisville, Ky. 9:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 24
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Fayetteville, Ark. TBA
    Sunday, Jan 25
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Fayetteville, Ark. TBA
    Women's Tennis Fayetteville, Ark. TBA
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