April 19, 2014
NORMAL, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois women's tennis team closed out its regular season with a 5-2 win over Illinois State (9-9, 2-4 MVC) Saturday. The win marks the first win in Normal for the Salukis in head coach Audra Anderson's seven-year tenure.
The Salukis (16-7, 5-1 MVC) won the doubles point for consecutive days as each flight picked up victories. Seniors Korey Love and Anita Lee won 8-4 at the No. 2 position, while Polina Dozortseva and Ariadna Cairo Baza teamed up to take the No. 3 slot, 8-4. Natasha Tomishima and Meagan Monaghan won their match at the top spot by default.
In singles play, Southern won 4-of-6 matches. Junior Gisela Cairo Baza continues her hot streak with a 6-3, 6-3 win at the No. 6 slot. The Barcelona, Spain native has now won eight of her last 10 matches. Ariadna Cairo Baza won her second-consecutive match with a 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 5 spot.
After falling in the first set to ISU's Sierra Stone, Lee fought back to win the second set 6-4, before taking the third set, 10-5. Monaghan picked up a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 3 position.
The Salukis will head to Normal, Ill., for the MVC Championships on April 25-27. Southern will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament for the second-straight year.
|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|