Women's Tennis rolls at Red Wolf Invitational

    Anita Lee defeated Yana Kakovkina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to take the Flight No. 3 title.

    Anita Lee defeated Yana Kakovkina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to take the Flight No. 3 title.
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    Nov. 4, 2012

    By Tim McCaughan
    SIUSalukis.com

    JONESBORO, Ark. - The Southern Illinois women's tennis team concluded its fall season at the Red Wolf Invitational, with all nine players bringing back titles.

    The Salukis won titles at every doubles flight they competed in, as well as flights 3, 5, and six in singles play. 

    Anita Lee defeated Yana Kakovkina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 to take the Flight No. 3 title, while Ariadna Cairo Baza defeated Jess Heeps-Eriksen 6-2, 6-3 to take the Flight No. 5.

    It was an all SIU matchup in the Championship of Flight No. 6 singles between Gisela Cairo Baza and Anastacia Simons, with G. Cairo Baza coming out on top to take the championship, winning 1-6, 7-6, 6-4. Junior Melanie Delsart finished runner up insingles  flight no. 1.

    "This tournament was a real team effort," said head coach Audra Nothwehr. "Our goals over the offseason are to condition and be ready for the spring."

    The Salukis wont be back in action until Jan. 25, when they travel to Louisville, Ky, to face the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders to open the spring season.



     

     

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