SIU ends the season with 19 wins, a school record for most wins in a season.
SIU will face top-seed Wichita State in MVC Finals
The Salukis will face either Drake or Northern Iowa in a semifinal match tomorrow at 2 p.m.
The Salukis finish the regular season 17-4, 6-1 MVC.
The Salukis improve to 17-3, 6-0 MVC
Updated May 29, 2012
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.