Sept. 28, 2002
Carbondale, Ill. - The women's tennis team struggled against Memphis on day two of the Saluki Invitational. After winning thirteen of fifteen matches on Friday, the SIU players were unable to win a singles match today as they went head-to-head with a tough Memphis team.
The Salukis closed out the day as Alejandra Blanco and Maria Blanco beat Chicago State's Christina Vlase and Jessie Bates in number one doubles, 8-0. Also, SIU's Jessica Knitter and Zuzana Palovic defeated CSU's Colette Hurt and Dorina Guga in number two doubles, 8-1.
The women's tennis team will head to the University of Memphis Tournament on October 18-19.
Singles: UM vs. SIU
Sabrina Lindermann (UM) #1 def. Alejandra Blanco (SIU) #1 (7-5, 6-2)
Monica Gonzalez-Gordo (UM) #2 def. Maria Blanco (SIU) #2 (6-3, 6-1)
Sumitra Rao (UM) #3 def. Jessica Knitter (SIU) #3 (6-4, 6-4)
Victoria Gruber (UM) #4 def. Zuzana Palovic (SIU) #4 (6-1, 6-3)
Marlene Dirnstorfer (UM) #5 def. Kari Stark (SIU) #5 (6-1, 6-1)
Andrea Feichtinger (UM) #6 def. Yasmine Farag (SIU) #6 (6-1, 6-0)
Doubles: UM vs. SIU
Lindermann/Gonzalez-Gordo (UM) #1 def. Blanco/Blanco (SIU) #1 (8-1)
Rao/Dirnstorfer (UM) #2 def. Knitter/Palovic (SIU) #2 (8-2)
Stark/Zoya Honarmand (SIU) #3 def. Noble/Garner (UM) #4 (8-5)
Doubles: CSU vs. SIU
Blanco/Blanco (SIU) #1 def. Vlase/Bates (CSU) #1 (8-0)
Knitter/Palovic (SIU) #2 def. Hurt/Guga (CSU) #2 (8-1)