Senior Anita Lee won her fourth consecutive match this spring after besting her A-State counterpart, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1.
Feb. 22, 2014
CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team improved to 4-3 on the year after defeated Arkansas State Friday, 5-2 at Sports Blast.
The Salukis have won four consecutive matches this spring, winning versus A-State (1-2) for the first time during head coach Audra Anderson's tenure.
Southern won its first doubles point of the season last match against Austin Peay, and continued its success in today's match when they swept the doubles point. Polina Dozortseva and Ariadna Cairo Baza kept their streak going by winning at the No. 3 slot, 8-4. Seniors Anita Lee and Korey Love bested Arkansas State's Biljana Miloshevska and Victoria Pisani , 8-4 at the No. 2 slot.
In singles action, SIU continued its strong play by winning 4-of-6 matches. Natasha Tomishima won at the top spot in three sets against Tamara Slijepcevic 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5), while Lee bested her A-State counterpart (6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1). Gisela Cairo Baza won in straight-sets at No. 6 (6-1, 6-2) and Dozortseva picked up her fourth win of the spring with a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 1-0 win at the fifth spot.
The Salukis will be back in action on Sunday when they continue their home stand with a doubleheader versus UT Martin and SEMO. The match with the Skyhawks is set for 10 a.m. while first serve with SEMO is slated for 4 p.m.
|Saturday, Feb 14|
|Women's Tennis||Conway, Ark.||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, Feb 15|
|Women's Tennis||Kenlake, Ky.||2:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb 20|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||5:00 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 21|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||3:00 PM|
|Friday, Feb 27|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||4:30 PM|
|Saturday, Feb 28|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||9:00 AM|
|Saturday, Mar 7|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||10:00 AM|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||2:00 PM|
|Friday, Mar 20|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||12:00 PM|
|Women's Tennis||Carbondale, Ill.||4:00 PM|