April 18, 2008
By Beth Miller
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Salukis fell to Indiana State today, 7-0. The Sycamores (9-6, 7-0) are undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference at No. 1, while the Salukis (10-10, 3-3) stand at No. 5 behind Illinois State.
Indiana State captured the doubles point, winning all three matches for a 1-0 lead. Jennifer Migan and Joanne Schickerling defeated Sabine Tsala Mvilongo and Michela Cruise, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles. Jessica Flannery and Martina Vianna Cé teamed up at No. 2 doubles, falling to Fadzai Masiyazi and Sarah Meghoufel, 8-3. Andrea Courtney and Amanda Taillefer battled at No. 3 doubles, but fell to Marie Caujolle and Valeriia Petrovych, 8-3.
In singles action, Migan defeated Tsala at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-0. Cé fought for a win at No. 2 singles, but fell to Meghoufel, 6-2, 6-0. Cruise fell to Schickerling at No. 3 singles, while Flannery was unable to hold off Petrovych at the No. 4 spot. Taillefer battled Masiyazi at No. 5 singles, falling 6-3, 6-4. Courtney rounded out the match at No. 6 singles, falling to Caujolle, 6-0, 6-0.
"We played pretty well, especially considering the windy conditions," said head coach Audra Nothwehr. "Sabine, Amanda, and Michela all played tough matches, and we really pushed them. They're a tough team and it was a hard match overall."
The Salukis are back in action Saturday at Bradley. Match time is set for 1 p.m.
Indiana State 7, Southern Illinois 0
1. Jennifer Migan (INS) def. Sabine Tsala Mvilong (SIU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Sarah Meghoufel (INS) def. Martina Vianna Ce (SIU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Joanne Schickerling (INS) def. Michela Cruise (SIU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Valeriia Petrovych (INS) def. Jessica Flannery (SIU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Fadzai Masiyazi (INS) def. Amanda Taillefer (SIU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Marie Caujolle (INS) def. Andrea Courtney (SIU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Migan/Schickerling (INS) def. Tsala/Cruise (SIU) 8-1
2. Masiyazi/Meghoufel (INS) def. Flannery/Ce (SIU) 8-3
3. Caujolle/Petrovych (INS) def. Courtney/Taillefer (SIU) 8-3
Southern Illinois University 10-10 (3-3 MVC)
Indiana State University 9-6 (7-0 MVC)