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 →
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 →
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 →
Freshman tennis player Filip Aleksic practices Wednesday at University Courts. Aleksic went 1-12 in his first 13 matches but since Feb. 1 has posted a 6-1 record. His most recent victory was March 8 against Belmont’s Henrik Claesson in Nashville, Tenn. The team will face the Vincennes University Trailblazers Saturday at home. –Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki bounces back after rough transition

One Saluki tennis player’s season is making a turn for the better. Freshman Filip Aleksic started his career with the Salukis, going just 1-12 in his first 13 matches.  But since Feb. 1 Aleksic has turned his season around, going 6-1 including two ... 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 →
Freshman tennis player Jeremy Dixon competes in his first career match
against Chicago State University Saturday at the Garden Grove Event
Center in Carbondale. Dixon lost his first career match to Rashley Yeremia
Saturday 6-1, 3-6, 11-9. SIU will face off against Eastern Illinois State
University Saturday in Carbondale.
ROBERT OLSON · FOR THE DAILY EGYPTIAN

Men’s tennis sweeps weekend at home

The men’s tennis team began the weekend with slight momentum, but will have plenty to build off of before their next match. The Salukis started their first home stand of the year Friday against Austin Peay State University, and continued Saturday against ... Continue Reading →
Jorge Cavero, a senior from Lima, Peru majoring in management,
practices Monday at Garden Grove Event Center. The Intercollegiate
Tennis Association named Cavero a Scholar-Athlete last season.
The men’s tennis team will continue its season when the Salukis
face Saint Louis University Feb. 14 in St. Louis, Mo.
ROBERT OLSON · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki tennis drops two close matches

The SIU men’s tennis team continued the 2014 season Friday and Saturday in Rockford, losing both matches to fall to 0-4. The Salukis lost their third and fourth matches of the season to Northern Illinois University 6-1, and University of Detroit Mercy ... Continue Reading →
Freshman tennis player Jeremy Dixon practices Friday at the Garden Grove Center in Carbondale. Dixon, the only
team member from the United States, was a second-team All-State honoree and was also ranked fourth in doubles
in the state of Illinois during the 2012-2013 season while playing at Oak Park River Forest High School. SIU is
scheduled to face Northern Illinois University Friday in Rockford.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Tennis team adds walk-on freshman

With only six players on the fall roster, the men’s tennis team added some much needed depth with a walk on from Chicago. Jeremy Dixon, a freshman from Oak Park, joined the tennis team this semester and has begun his second week of practice for the ... Continue Reading →
Rafael Cuadrillero, a senior from Madrid, Spain, majoring in civil engineering, practices Monday at University Courts. Cuadrillero leads the team with a 3.74 grade point average and was a Missouri Valley Conference first-team scholar-athlete selection for the 2012-2013 season. The team will face Northern Illinois University Jan. 31 in Rockford.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Senior leads on and off court

More than 4,300 miles and an ocean separate a senior tennis player from the place he grew up and his new found home. Rafael Cuadrillero was born in Madrid, but moved across the Atlantic to play collegiate tennis at SIU. Cuadrillero, who goes by ‘Rafa’ ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Jonny Rigby works on his forehand stroke Monday during a midday practice. Rigby was able to pick up a 6-2,
6-2 victory against South Dakota State University junior Andrea Boglić in singles action Saturday. The Salukis lost 4-3
overall to SDSU. The team will face Northern Illinois University Jan. 31 in Rockford.
JACOB HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs drop pair of matches to open season

The SIU men’s tennis team kicked off the 2014 season with losses against Oklahoma State University Friday and against South Dakota State University Saturday. The Salukis traveled to Stillwater, Okla. for their first matches of the season from the newly ... Continue Reading →
Doubles partners freshman Michal Kianicka, and sophomore Jonny Rigby converse between plays Saturday during their 8-6 win against South Dakota State University. SIU hosted SDSU and Eastern Illinois Univeristy for the SIU Fall Classic Saturday at University Courts. Kianicka was one of three Salukis to win all their matches during the tournament.
Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Men’s tennis weathers the storm

Tyler Dixon Daily Egyptian A Saturday morning storm couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Salukis as they finished the tournament with impressive wins over South Dakota State and Eastern Illinois. The Jackrabbits and Panthers visited Carbondale on Saturday ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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