Junior sprinter McKenzie White, left, sophomore tennis player
Jonny Rigby and senior tennis player Anita Lee talk strategy
Monday at the Recreation Center before the final Aaron vs. Athletes
dodgeball challenge.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

The true underdog story fell short

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. Americans first heard that line in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” nearly 10 years ago. If someone threw a wrench at me, there is no way I would let it hit me, even if it came from a Division I athlete’s ... 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 →

Arena opens for ‘Finding Nemo’

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a babysitting event to benefit the Special Olympics. The event, Kids Night Out, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena. For $10 per child, parents can drop off their kids ... Continue Reading →
REMY ABROUGHT · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Lee shows love for Salukis

Senior tennis player Anita Lee hits a ball across the court against University of Northern Iowa junior Erica Medlin Saturday at University Courts. Lee defeated Medlin in two sets with the score of 7-5 and 6-1, and the Salukis defeated the Panthers 5-2. ... 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 serve Sunday
during her doubles match against Murray State University at
Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. Tomishima and
doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Murray State freshmen Eleonore and Verginie Tchakarova. The
Salukis host the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Friday
at home.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Women’s tennis wins third straight

Despite the three losses the SIU women’s tennis team began the season with, they capped off a successful weekend Sunday with a win over Murray State University, pushing their winning streak to three games. The team also won at home Saturday against ... Continue Reading →

Tennis wins individual MVC championship titles

The women’s tennis team won two individual titles at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships during the weekend. After a slow start to the No. 1 singles championship match against Wichita State junior Veronika Blaskova, senior Melanie Delsart kept ... Continue Reading →

Tennis enters conference play

The SIU women’s tennis team travels to Wichita, Kan., this weekend for the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships. Last year, junior Anita Lee won the Flight-5 singles championship and defeated her first two opponents in straight sets (6-3, ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis prepares for Big Easy tourney

The women’s tennis team season begins today with its first tournament in New Orleans. The Salukis will face off against competition from the University of New Orleans, Nicholls State, Alcorn State, Xavier, Loyola, McNeese State and Troy in the Big Easy ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis team gives back

The women’s tennis team members thought they would be teaching kids at their annual junior clinics, but the kids taught them some lessons as well. As senior Melanie Delsart told junior clinic participants to hit volley and backhand shots, she said she ... Continue Reading →
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