Anita Lee (left), Audra Anderson (center), and Korey Love (right).
April 6, 2014
CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team did not disappoint on Fan Appreciation Day at University Courts Sunday, as it defeated Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake, 4-3.
The Salukis (14-6, 3-0) started the day off with doubles wins at the No. 2 and 3 slots. Seniors Anita Lee and Korey Love, who were honored prior to today's match, picked up the 8-2 win at the No. 2 slot. With the win, the duo won their 31st match together, tying them for ninth in school history. Polina Dozortseva and Ariadna Cairo Baza secured the doubles point for SIU with a close, 8-7 win over Maddie Johnson and Klavdija Rebol. The win marks the 12th win of the spring and the third in a row for the duo.
The doubles point proved to be the difference maker as Southern split the singles matches with the Bulldogs (12-4, 2-1 MVC), winning three each. SIU picked up wins at the No. 1, 2, and 6 spots.
Junior Natasha Tomishima picked up her team-leading 13th win of the spring, besting DU's Rebol 6-4, 6-2 at the top spot. Lee defeated Mariel Ante 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 while Gisela Cairo Baza edged Lea Kozulic 6-4, 6-3 to secure the win for the Salukis.
"I couldn't be prouder of the team; they had to play really mentally tough today," head coach Audra Anderson said. "Drake is a very loud team, and that isn't a usual opponent for us, so we really had to overcome that aspect of the match."
|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|