Inspiring player works to continue her success

The SIU women’s tennis team is coming off two consecutive record-setting seasons and owes a portion of that success to junior Natasha Tomishima. Tomishima, from Campo Grande, Brazil, led the team in victories last year and was a top-three player on ... Continue Reading →

Double’s chemistry key to Salukis’ breakout season

  With the regular season in the books the SIU women’s tennis team concluded its season with one of the best records in school history. The Salukis finished their season 17-4 overall and 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Their 17 wins tied ... 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 →

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 →
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