April 6, 2003
Des Moines, Iowa - Drake University would end the Salukis three match winning streak on Saturday as the Bulldogs slipped by SIU, 4-3, on Saturday. The women's tennis team fell to 5-11 overall, 2-1 in the MVC.
The Bulldogs ended SIU's hope of going undefeated in conference play taking 4 of 6 singles matches and sweeping the crucial doubles point, which was the difference in the match. The Nos. 2 and 3 doubles matches were won by a score of 9-8 over the Salukis. DU improves to 3-1 in the conference.
The Salukis continue their road trip today with a match against Northern Iowa. Results can be found at www.siusalukis.com.
(SIU vs. Drake -- 4/5/03)
No. 1 - Annali de Bruyn (DU) def. Alejandra Blanco (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 - Maria Blanco (SIU) def. Cindy Skogerboe (DU) 6-5, 6-3
No. 3 - Jessica Knitter (SIU) def. Melinda Fenimore (DU) 3-6, 6-3, ret.
No. 4 - Rebekah Thomas (DU) def. Zuzana Palovic (SIU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Cheen Alkhatib (DU) def. Zoya Honarmand (SIU) 4-6, 6-4, (2)
No. 6 - Marie Mainil (DU) def. Sophie Bedard (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 1 - de Bruyn/Thomas (DU) def. A.Blanco/M. Blanco (SIU) 8-4
No. 2 - Fenimore/Mainil (DU) def. Honarmand/Knitter (SIU) 9-8 (3)
No. 3 - Skogerboe/Alkhatib (DU) def. Palovic/Bedard (SIU) 9-8 (4)