April 1, 2012
By Tim McCaughan
CARBONDALE, Ill.- The Southern Illinois women's tennis team bounced back defeating Chicago State this afternoon, 6-1.
The Salukis (11-3, 1-0 MVC) picked up the doubles point by sweeping the Cougars (4-15). Freshman Gisela Cairo Baza and Ariadna Cairo Baza won their third match in a row at the No. 3 doubles position, 8-1.
"We were able to be more aggressive today since we play this team every year, we knew a lot of their players, and knew we could win," said head coach Audra Nothwehr. "Going into conference play I think we are ready, this weekend was a good test for us."
Southern came out and dominated the Cougars in singles play as well, winning five of six matches. Junior Melanie Delsart defeated Karyn Emaralda 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot, winning her eighth match straight. Anita Lee defeated her opponent at the No. 3 position 6-3, 6-3.
"I am no playing at 100 percent physically, but I am playing better mentally than my opponents, and that is why I am winning," said Delsart.
The Salukis will be back in action Saturday, when they travel to Omaha, Neb. to take on the Bluejays. The match is slated for a 11 a.m. start.
|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|