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    Feb. 7, 2014

    Results

    SIUSalukis.com
    By Tim McCaughan

    DANVILLE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team played its third match away from home Friday, falling to Eastern Illinois, 4-3. The loss marks the third of the season and the first time since 2010-11 that the team has started 0-3.

    EIU began the day by taking the doubles point, gaining the early 1-0 advantage over the Salukis. Meagan Monoghan and senior Anita Lee picked up the lone win in doubles play. The duo bested Hannah Kimbrough and Ali Foster, 6-4.

    Southern and Eastern traded singles points all the way until the end where it came down to Kimbrough and junior Gisela Cairo Baza at the No. 5 position. Kimbrough was able to gain a 6-3 edge after the first set and was able to hold off a rallying Cairo Baza in the second set to win the match with a 7-5 second-set score.

    Junior Natasha Tomishima picked up her first win of the 2014 season with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 1 slot. Polina Dozortseva and Monaghan each won their singles matches. Dorortseva at the No. 6 slot, 6-1, 6-2, and Monaghan at the No. 2 spot, 6-0, 6-2.

    The Salukis have a quick turnaround as they travel to Clarksville, Tenn. for a 1 p.m. matchup with Austin Peay. Southern swept the Governors last season, 7-0.

    Eastern Illinois 4, Southern Illinois 3

    Singles Competition
    1. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. PRISNER, Janelle (EIU) 6-1, 6-0
    2. Meagan Monaghan (SIU) def. IDEN, Kelly (EIU) 6-0, 6-2
    3. BOULBAHAIEM, Sephora (EIU) def. Anita Lee (SIU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-1
    4. FOSTER, Ali (EIU) def. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) 6-4, 7-6
    5. KIMBROUGH, Hannah (EIU) def. Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU) 6-3, 7-5
    6. Polina Dozortseva (SIU) def. STADALNINKAIT, Kamil (EIU) 6-1, 6-2


     

     

    Doubles Competition
    1. PRISNER, Janelle/BOULBAHAIEM, Sephora (EIU) def. Natasha Tomishima/Korey Love (SIU) 6-3
    2. Meagan Monaghan/Anita Lee (SIU) def. KIMBROUGH, Hannah/FOSTER, Ali (EIU) 6-4
    3. IDEN, Kelly/STADALNINKAIT, Kamil (EIU) def. Ariadna Cairo Baza/Polina Dozortseva (SIU) 6-4

    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
    Saturday, Feb 14
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Conway, Ark. 1:00 PM
    Sunday, Feb 15
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Murray, Ky. TBA
    Friday, Feb 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Women's Tennis Carbondale, Ill. 5:00 PM
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