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    April 6, 2003

    Waterloo, Iowa - The women's tennis team reeled in its second conference win of the season on Sunday when SIU defeated Northern Iowa, 6-1. SIU improved to 2-1 in the MVC, 6-11 overall.

    The Salukis lost only one match in their rout of the Panthers. Junior Alejandra Blanco knocked out Archanna Reddy at No. 1 singles, 7-6, 7-5, while freshman Maria Blanco won at the No. 2 spot against Jamie Noyce, 6-2, 6-2. Winning her tenth match of the season, junior Jessica Knitter beat Korkoi Quaye, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 3 spot.

    Singles action was rounded out as freshman Zuzana Palovic easily took the No. 4 win from Kelly Maifield, 6-0, 6-1, while sophomore walk-on Yasmine Farag received a default against Danielle Whalen at No. 6.

    SIU swept the doubles point when the Blanco sisters won 8-6 at No. 1 doubles; Knitter and Palovic grabbed an 8-1 win at No. 2, and Bedard and Farag received a default at No. 3 doubles.

    The Salukis will begin a five-match home stand on April 12 against SMS. Action starts at 11am. Results can be found at www.siusalukis.com.

    (SIU vs. Northern Iowa - 4/6/03)
    Win, 6-1

    No. 1 - Alejandra Blanco (SIU) def. Archanna Reddy (UNI) 7-6, 7-5
    No. 2 - Maria Blanco (SIU) def. Jamie Noyce (UNI) 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 - Jessica Knitter (SIU) def. Korkoi Quaye (UNI) 6-4, 6-4
    No. 4 - Zuzana Palovic (SIU) def. Kelly Maifield (UNI) 6-0, 6-1
    No. 5 - Marcia Willis (UNI) def. Sophie Bedard (SIU) 4-6, 7-6, (10-4)
    No. 6 - Yasmine Farag (SIU) def. Danielle Whalen (UNI) default



    No. 1 - Blanco/Blanco (SIU) def. Reddy/Noyce (UNI) 8-6
    No. 2 - Knitter/Palovic (SIU) def. Maifield/Willis (UNI) 8-1
    No. 3 - Bedard/Farag (SIU) def. Quaye/Whalen (UNI) default