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 →
Freshman tennis player Michal Kianicka plays a volley during a doubles match Saturday at University Courts. Kianicka and doubles partner sophomore Jonny Rigby won the match 8-0 keeping them undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference. Kianicka was ranked the 102, player in the world by the International Tennis Federation.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Young Dawg dominates

The Dawgs’ biggest surprise this season came from one of their youngest players.  Freshman Michal Kianicka has played in the No. 2 spot for the Salukis for most of the season, playing to a 16-10 record in singles action so far in his career. “I ... Continue Reading →
Korey Love, left, and Anita Lee have been doubles partners for two seasons with a record of 31-13. Lee
was named the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week Tuesday. She has won the title
three times during her career. Love was named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete last season.
REMY ABROUGHT · DAILY EGYPTIAN

My odds worsened with a teammate

Communication is key in team sports and journalism, but when two journalists play sports together, it can get ugly.  My challenge this week was a 10-point tiebreaker in tennis against seniors Anita Lee and Korey Love. It was the first and only week ... Continue Reading →
Junior Jorge Cavero celebrates a point during his win against Wichita State’s Tin
Ostojic Friday at University Courts. SIU lost to Wichita State Friday 5-2 and swept
Western Illinois 7-0 Saturday. The men’s tennis team will play Illinois State University
at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Courts.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs split two matches at home

The Saluki men’s tennis team competed in two of three matches in its final home stand of the season with a tough loss followed by a dominating win. SIU (9-10) returned home to University Courts after a five-match road trip where the Salukis were only ... Continue Reading →
Senior Anita Lee waits as her doubles partner, senior Korey Love,
returns a volley during their 8-7 (2) win against the University of
Evansville doubles team Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno
Wednesday at University Courts. SIU won overall bringing its
record to 11-4.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs topple Evansville’s house of cards

Not even 25 mph wind gusts could cool off the red hot Salukis who won their conference opener against the University of Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday.  As temperatures fell and the wind picked up, the women’s tennis team chugged along getting the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore tennis player Jonny Rigby returns a hit during his doubles match against Vincennes University at University Courts in Carbondale. Rigby and doubles partner Michal Kianicka defeated Vincennes University sophomores Warren Kuhn and Garrett Mandrell 8-2. The Salukis will travel Friday to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Middle Tennessee State University Shootout.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Mid-season review: Men’s tennis

Saluki tennis is on a roll and will look to keep rolling into conference play and the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Salukis’ spring record currently stands at 7-5, but the team has won seven of its last eight matches dating back to Feb. ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis opens conference play Wednesday

Wichita State dominates the Missouri Valley Conference in high profile sports such as basketball and baseball, but the Shockers’ success spans nearly all athletics, including tennis. SIU women’s tennis has been competitive with WSU and in seven years ... Continue Reading →

Senior Saluki fights through tennis injuries

A fast paced sport like tennis is strenuous on the legs and knees and one women’s tennis player has persevered despite her setbacks. Korey Love, a senior from Daytona Beach, Fla. studying radio/television, has been on the team for four years. She enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Saluki tennis’ biggest fans are themselves

When looking for the biggest supporters of tennis at SIU, look no further than the players themselves. Tennis matches at SIU do not draw the amount of fans basketball and football does, which results in a quiet playing atmosphere for the Salukis. However, ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis offers to play with students

It is not every day that an average Carbondale business owner or SIU freshman gets the opportunity to play doubles tennis with Division I players. The women’s tennis team is hosting a fundraising tournament, which allows students to play doubles with ... Continue Reading →
Senior tennis player Anita Lee collects her thoughts Friday during her singles match
against Arkansas State University’s Biljana Miloshevska at Garden Grove Event Center. During
the weekend, Lee posted a 4-2 record in singles and doubles play. Lee plans to stop playing
competitive tennis after this season to concentrate on her pharmacy studies at SIUE
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Senior tennis player continues to lead

From the nightlife of Las Vegas, to being to the wooded lands of southern Illinois, senior tennis player Anita Lee had quite a transition to make when she chose to play for SIU. When she enrolled at SIU, she was looking for a change of pace, Lee said. ... Continue Reading →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a hit Friday during her doubles
match against Arkansas State University at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale.
Tomishima and doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Arkansas State senior Janie Nowland and junior Tamara Slijepcevic 8-7. The Salukis
will play Cleveland State University Saturday at home.
LEWIS MARIEN • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki weekend wrap-up

SIU athletics were in action this weekend with 11 different events in six sports during a three-day period. Overall, the Salukis played well with a record of 10-2 in the weekend’s combined events. Men’s basketball: Dawgs finally control their own ... Continue Reading →
Junior Jonny Rigby plays singles in the number one spot
for SIU men’s tennis team. Rigby has won his past four
singles matches and past three doubles matches with
partner Michal Kianicka. Rigby and Kianicka won the 2013
MVC Individuals Doubles Championship, the first double
title in 23 years for SIU. “I was really shocked to win the
doubles, to be honest,” Rigby says. “It was a great moment.”
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Fashion is my only future in tennis

The only possible career in tennis for me is creating a clothing line for players. This week, I challenged sophomore Jonny Rigby to four games of tennis. In the total of four games combined, I scored just one point and that was because of a double fault ... Continue Reading →
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