Freshman tennis player Athena Chrysanthou returns a serve Saturday during her singles match at the Saluki Fall Classic at University Courts. Chrysanthou said the biggest highlight of the season so far has been getting to know her teammates and learning from their experiences. “My team has been so helpful for me,” Chrysanthou said. Chrysanthou will be one of four players on the women’s tennis team competing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships Thursday in Tulsa, Okla.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Freshman tennis player shows potential

The women’s tennis team has a freshman poised to become one of the team’s top players by the end of the year. Freshman Athena Chrysanthou is from London, and had a successful tennis career before coming to SIU this semester. She was ranked No. 11 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis gain wins, experience at ITA Regional

The SIU men’s tennis team proved itself at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional in Norman, Okla., this weekend.   Junior Jonny Rigby was the only Saluki to start in the main singles draw. He defeated Nebraska junior Bradford ... Continue Reading →

SIU out duels EIU in Saluki Fall Classic

The Saluki women’s tennis team won nine of its matches in its only home meet of the fall season. SIU finished with seven wins and three losses in singles play and two wins and four losses in doubles against Eastern Illinois University. Senior Natasha ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Vitoria Beirao, left, a freshman from Curitiba, Brazil, and Natasha Tomishima, a senior from Campo Grande, Brazil, finish tennis practice Wednesday at University Courts. “I’m really happy [Tomishima] is here to help me out.” Beirao said.

Women’s tennis hosts Saluki Fall Classic

The SIU women’s tennis players are looking for some home cooking to nourish them to victory this weekend. The Salukis host Eastern Illinois University for the Saluki Fall Classic, their first home match of the season. Coach Audra Anderson said the Classic ... Continue Reading →

Tennis player journeys from Ukraine

Imagine living in a country during times of civil unrest and seeing hundreds of people be killed. Then imagine another country invading your home and warring with your countrymen. This was life for Yana Golovkina, a 16-year-old freshman tennis player ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis team has rocky start in Boulder tournament

The Lady Salukis started their 2014-15 campaign in between a rock and a hard place in Boulder, Co. The team competed in the University of Colorado Invitational. The six-team tournament pitted the Salukis against hosts Colorado, the University of Arkansas, ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis team ventures to Colorado

SIU Women’s tennis will head to the mountains to kick off its season. Coming off a nine-match win streak in 2013, the Salukis travel to Boulder, Colo., Thursday for the four-day Colorado Fall Invite for their season debut. Head coach Audra Anderson ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis opens season at Middle Tennessee State

Five freshmen made career debuts for SIU men’s tennis in the first tournament of the year. The Salukis travelled to Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday. SIU won 15 matches throughout the tournament. The ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis to start at Middle Tennessee

The SIU men’s tennis team will play its first competition this weekend. The Salukis travel to the fourth-annual Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to start its season. Matches will be played Friday, Saturday ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Freshman tennis player Daniel Martinez is one of six freshmen on the men’s tennis team this year. Martinez, of Enid, Okla., was born in Quito, Ecuador, but then
moved to San Antonio where he began playing tennis. Martinez said he is also the only left-handed player on the tennis team. “[Being left-handed] gives you an extra
advantage [over right-handed players] because your spin is different,” Martinez said. The Salukis will open the season at the Middle Tennessee State University
Dale Short Shootout Friday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Saluki tennis freshman comes prepared

The son of an Air Force pilot, freshman Daniel Martinez spent his childhood living all over the Western Hemisphere. Martinez was born in Quito, Ecuador. When he was four, he moved to San Antonio, where his tennis career began. “I first picked up a racket ... Continue Reading →
Lewis-Marien-·-Daily-Egyptian

SIU men’s tennis reloads with youth

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Saluki senior returns as coach

This summer the SIU men’s tennis coaching staff experienced addition by subtraction from its roster. Rafael Cuadrillero’s 6-2, 6-2 loss to Wichita State University in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship semifinals on April 26 ended his career ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs end season with tough semi-final loss

The SIU men’s tennis team’s season ended Saturday with a loss in the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.  The Salukis fell 4-0 to Wichita State University and only managed to win one set in the match. Coach Dann Nelson said ... Continue Reading →

Salukis play final set in MVC tournament

The Salukis’ run at a second-straight appearance in the title match of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship came to an abrupt end Saturday.  The weekend started well for the women’s tennis team, which was ranked second in the seven-team tournament, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis set to open MVC

It has been nearly 30 years since SIU women’s tennis reigned supreme in the Missouri Valley Conference, but this week the team has a chance to return the hardware to Carbondale. Friday marks the beginning of the MVC tournament. For SIU, the three-day ... Continue Reading →
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