Three men’s and two women’s tennis players were recognized by the MVC for their academic achievements.
Five Salukis were named ITA Scholar Athletes for achieving at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA for the 2014-15 academic year.
The SIU women's tennis team finished the season in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Ariadna Cairo Baza and Yana Golovkina earned All-Conference recognition for No. 3 doubles.
SIU will take on No. 5 Evansville on their home courts to open tournament play on Friday at 10 a.m.
2013-14: Finished the season 15-18 in singles play...Went 2-4 in MVC...First collegiate win came against Rocjin Tatum in a 6-3, 6-4 singles win...A doubles record of 20-12, primarily with partner Ariadna Cairo Baza...Went 5-1 in conference in doubles.
Prior to SIU: Finalist in several Russian Federation tournaments...Competed in the Adult National Russian Championship, defeating the No. 276 ITF junior in the world.
Personal: Daughter of Vadim and Natalia Dozortseva...Father is an entrepreneur...Has one sister...Born on April 17, 1995.