Women's Tennis finishes first at Big Easy Classic

    Anastacia Simons and Melanie Delsart take the Doubles Championship at Big Easy Classic.

    Anastacia Simons and Melanie Delsart take the Doubles Championship at Big Easy Classic.
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    Sept. 23, 2012

    Final Stats

    By Tim McCaughan
    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team opened its fall season with a tournament championship, edging out Troy to take first place at the Big Easy Classic in New Orleans on Sunday.

    Senior Melanie Delsart advanced to the Flight 1 Championship, but was defeated by Parija Maloo of Norfolk State, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-4. Freshman Abigail Plecki had a strong tournament, going 3-1 in singles play and winning the Flight 3 consolation bracket after defeating Patricia Normand of Alcorn State 2-6, 6-0, 6-1.

    "Abigail had a really good tournament and surprised us because she played better in her matches than she had been practicing," said head coach Audra Nothwehr.

    Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien advanced to the semifinals of the doubles tournament, but the duo of Delsart and Anastacia Simons won the doubles championship to clinch the Big Easy Classic for Southern.

    The Salukis will be back in action Oct. 5, when they travel to Wichita, Kan., for the MVC Individual Championships.

    FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
    Southern Illinois 44
    Troy 43
    Nicholls 24
    New Orleans 24
    McNeese 16
    Alcorn 14
    Xavier 12
    Loyola 7


     

     

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