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 →
Freshman tennis player Michal Kianicka plays a volley during a doubles match Saturday at University Courts. Kianicka and doubles partner sophomore Jonny Rigby won the match 8-0 keeping them undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference. Kianicka was ranked the 102, player in the world by the International Tennis Federation.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Young Dawg dominates

The Dawgs’ biggest surprise this season came from one of their youngest players.  Freshman Michal Kianicka has played in the No. 2 spot for the Salukis for most of the season, playing to a 16-10 record in singles action so far in his career. “I ... 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 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 →

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 →

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 →
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