Shockers stop Salukis in semifinals

After sweeping Creighton University for the second time in two weeks, the Salukis lost to Wichita State 4-0 in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Team Championships. The Salukis smashed Creighton 4-0 in the quarterfinals. The match was the ... Continue Reading →

Shockers down Dawgs, take No. 3 seed

  The Salukis’ 6-1 loss to Wichita State decided the fight for the top three Missouri Valley Conference tennis spots. With two losses by Drake University (23-2, 5-0) and a win over the Shockers (15-7, 4-1 MVC), the Salukis (12-5, 3-2 MVC) could ... Continue Reading →

Admiraal: captain of his own fate

Martijn Admiraal maintained his undefeated season in singles play as he finished his third and final set Sunday against Illinois State. However, he was close to leaving his SIU tennis career behind during this time last year. Senior captain Brandon Florez ... Continue Reading →

Braves and Redbirds no match for Dawgs

The Salukis’ weekend road trip saw some close calls, but the men’s tennis team pulled through and won both matches against Bradley University and Illinois State 4-3, 5-2 respectively. SIU encountered issues in doubles play against Bradley as the team ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs scorch Trailblazers without hottest player

The Saluki men’s tennis team played for the first time outside at home Saturday and defeated the Vincennes Trailblazers, 6-1. Coach Dann Nelson said it felt good to beat the Trailblazers after the team’s previous experiences against Vincennes. “The ... Continue Reading →

SIU downed in dogfight against Huskies

The Saluki men’s tennis team’s six-game winning streak ended Sunday as it lost 4-3 against Northern Illinois University. It was the team’s first loss since its Feb. 8 match against No. 44 Memphis. The Salukis were scheduled to face Creighton Saturday, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end perfect at home

The SIU men’s tennis team added a 6-1 win against Eastern Illinois Friday and a 7-0 sweep against St. Louis University Saturday to give the team a perfect 4-0 record at home this season. The two wins came with difficulties for SIU, as both freshman ... Continue Reading →

Cavero ready to recapture greatness

After spending the last year away from the court, men’s tennis player Jorge Cavero is eager to return to competition. The redshirt sophomore has been recovering from a left wrist injury since the Oct. 21 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals. Cavero ... Continue Reading →

Salukis finish fall season, look toward spring

The men’s tennis team competed in its last fall season event at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Division Regionals during the weekend, where it found success in doubles and made progress in singles play. The Salukis saw a mix of positives ... Continue Reading →

Results mixed for All-American men’s tennis

The Salukis faced some of the toughest individual competition they will see all year during the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-American. The singles tournament, which was held on the University of Tulsa’s campus Saturday, featured more than ... Continue Reading →

Team holds its own against formidable opponents

Senior, freshman sweep doubles competition Members of the men’s tennis team compiled a 12-14 record in its first event during the weekend, but the wins and losses do not tell the whole story. The Salukis competed in the Middle Tennessee State University ... Continue Reading →

Rigby adjusts to tennis, life across the pond

Moving halfway around the world to start a new life might be a daunting task, but Jonny Rigby is taking it all in stride. Rigby, a freshman tennis player from Lancashire, England, who came to the United States for the first time Aug. 13, said he has enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Experience, practice key to men’s tennis season

Tennis, above all other competitions, is a sport where repetition is key. Men’s tennis team members hope the return of familiar teammates and increased conditioning will help the team improve from its 9-13 record a season ago. Seniors Badr Cherradi, ... Continue Reading →
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