Freshman Polina Dozortseva
March 15, 2014
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Southern Illinois women’s tennis team continued its stellar play as it picked up its tenth-straight win of the year, matching the record that was set last season with a 5-2 win over South Carolina State.
Doubles continue to improve for the Salukis (10-3). For the third-straight match SIU secured the first point of the match with wins at the No. 2 and 3 slots. Korey Love and Anita Lee helped Southern take the point with an impressive comeback at the No. 2 slot. The duo was down by as much as 3-6 before making the late push to win the match 8-7 (2). The win marks the third win in a row for the duo. Polina Dozortseva and Ariadna Cairo Baza defeated their SC State counterparts at the No. 3 spot, 8-4.
“Today was a good mental match for us,” head coach Audra Anderson said. “We did a great job coming back in singles and doubles.”
In singles action Southern won 4-of-6 matches. Junior Natasha Tomishima continues her dominance at the No. 1 slot, with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 comeback win over Oleksandra Filippova. The Campo Grande, Brazil native has won nine of her last ten matches at the top position, guiding the Salukis on their current winning streak.
SIU picked up wins at the No. 2, 3, and 4 slots in singles action. Anita Lee won her fourth-straight match at No. 2 by default. She has won three-straight matches since moving from the No. 3 slot.
Up next for the Salukis is nationally ranked Illinois. The match will be played in Champaign Friday, Mar. 21.
|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|