March 11, 2003
Miami, Fla. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team lost its second match in as many days Tuesday afternoon as it fell to Florida International, 7-0. The non-conference loss comes less than twenty-four hours after the Salukis dropped their contest against #72 Florida Atlantic.
The Golden Panthers, recently ranked as high as #64, were able to defeat the Salukis in each singles and doubles pairing, improving their overall record to 4-9. SIU drops to 2-6 on the year as they head into Thursday's bout with Syracuse at 12pm (ET) in Boca Raton, Florida.
Results and statistics can be found on the team's official website at www.siusalukis.com.
SIU vs. Florida International (3/11/03)
No. 1 - Mei Ly (FIU) def. Alejandra Blanco (SIU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 - Bruna Discordia (FIU) def. Maria Blanco (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 - Desanka Jovanovic (FIU) def. Jessica Knitter (SIU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 - Christine Suard (FIU) def. Zuzana Palovic (SIU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Davina Duronio (FIU) def. Sophie Bedard (SIU) 6-1, 1-0 (ret.)
No. 6 - Courtney Jonson (FIU) def. Zoya Honarmand (SIU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 - Ly/Discordia (FIU) def. Blanco/Blanco (SIU) 8-1
No. 2 - Jovanovic/Suard (FIU) def. Palovic/Bedard (SIU) 8-2
No. 3 - Duronio/Jonson (FIU) def. Knitter/Honarmand (SIU) 8-1