Mother nature drenches women’s tennis team

Friday’s weather hindered Saturday’s performance as the SIU women’s tennis team opened the 2013 season with a 6-1 loss to the University of Louisville. Unstable weather conditions prompted the cancellation of Friday’s scheduled season opener at ... Continue Reading →

Doubles pair nationally recognized

Seniors Anastacia Simons and Melanie Delsart have known each other for four years. They lived in the same residence hall since they were freshmen and now share an apartment together. They also share the achievement of being the second doubles pair in ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win titles in each competition

The women’s tennis team more than redeemed itself during the weekend’s Red Wolf Invitational by winning titles in every doubles flight competition and taking singles titles in flights three, five and six. The accomplishments advanced the team that ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hold on against ITA elite

The Saluki women’s tennis team had its best performance of the year at the ITA Women’s Central Region Tennis Championship during the weekend. “There was no one team or one singles player who stepped up in particular,” coach Audra Nothwehr said. ... Continue Reading →

Coach swings from tractor to tennis

Saluki Spotlight Farm life can be demanding. At an early age, women’s tennis coach Audra Nothwehr was introduced to not only horticulture, zoology and ecology, but also tennis. Nothwehr was born in a small southwest Iowa town called Clarinda. It had ... 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 →

Walk-on uses length as strength

She used to be made fun of because of her tall stature, but freshman tennis player Abigail Plecki now uses her height to overwhelm her opposition. Plecki, who stands at 6 feet tall, said she has always been taller than most girls and even some guys. “Up ... Continue Reading →

Big win in the Big Easy

The women’s tennis team outlasted the University of Troy to win 44-43 at the Big Easy Tournament in New Orleans Sunday. Senior Melanie Delsart won two matches on her way to the flight one singles championship, where she was defeated 7-6 (6), 1-6 and ... 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 veteran players lead the season

The SIU women’s tennis team ended last season with many accolades and achievements, including second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team strives this year for more singles and doubles victories, but an MVC women’s tennis championship ... Continue Reading →

Coaches reflect on effects of Title IX

The current athletics landscape at SIU might look much different if not for the institution of Title IX, which hit its 40th anniversary Saturday. The legislation is a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972, and guarantees no person shall be subjected ... Continue Reading →
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