March 1, 2009
By Megan Kramper
Cincinnati, Ohio - The SIU women's tennis team lost a close match on Saturday to the University of Cincinnati, 4-3.
The Salukis started the match by winning the doubles point but couldn't pull it off in singles.
Head coach Audra Nothwehr said she was happy with the performances for the day.
"I'm proud of how we played for being pretty banged up and we didn't give up," Nothwehr said. "Although we lost it felt more like a win."
Fadzai Mawisire picked up two more wins including a big win over Ksenia Slynko, the Big East Player of the Week last week, in No. 1 singles.
The Salukis will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Murray, Ky. to face Murray State at 2 p.m.
1. Fadzai Mawisire/Ame Blacketer def. Jennifer Rowen/Elizabeth Young, 8-4
2. Jessica Flannery/Michela Cruise def. Valeriva Dandik/Ksenia Slynko, 8-6
3. Jessica Wise/Safiyya Ismail def Andrea Courtney/Martina Vianna Ce, 8-3
1. Fadzai Mawisire def. Ksenia Slynki 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
2. Jennifer Rowen def. Martina Vianna Ce, 6-4, 6-1
3. Valeriva Dandik def. Vishakha Sheoran, 6-4, 6-2
4. Ame Blacketer def.Jessica Wise 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-4
5. Safiyya Ismail def. Michela Cruise 6-2, 6-7 (7), 6-2
6. Elizabeth Young def. Jessica Flannery 6-2, 7-5