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.

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 →
Senior Anita Lee waits as her doubles partner, senior Korey Love,
returns a volley during their 8-7 (2) win against the University of
Evansville doubles team Marketa Trousilova and Marina Moreno
Wednesday at University Courts. SIU won overall bringing its
record to 11-4.

Dawgs topple Evansville’s house of cards

Not even 25 mph wind gusts could cool off the red hot Salukis who won their conference opener against the University of Evansville Purple Aces Tuesday.  As temperatures fell and the wind picked up, the women’s tennis team chugged along getting the ... 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.

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 →

Women’s tennis opens conference play Wednesday

Wichita State dominates the Missouri Valley Conference in high profile sports such as basketball and baseball, but the Shockers’ success spans nearly all athletics, including tennis. SIU women’s tennis has been competitive with WSU and in seven years ... Continue Reading →

Senior Saluki fights through tennis injuries

A fast paced sport like tennis is strenuous on the legs and knees and one women’s tennis player has persevered despite her setbacks. Korey Love, a senior from Daytona Beach, Fla. studying radio/television, has been on the team for four years. She enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

Saluki tennis’ biggest fans are themselves

When looking for the biggest supporters of tennis at SIU, look no further than the players themselves. Tennis matches at SIU do not draw the amount of fans basketball and football does, which results in a quiet playing atmosphere for the Salukis. However, ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis offers to play with students

It is not every day that an average Carbondale business owner or SIU freshman gets the opportunity to play doubles tennis with Division I players. The women’s tennis team is hosting a fundraising tournament, which allows students to play doubles with ... Continue Reading →
Senior tennis player Anita Lee collects her thoughts Friday during her singles match
against Arkansas State University’s Biljana Miloshevska at Garden Grove Event Center. During
the weekend, Lee posted a 4-2 record in singles and doubles play. Lee plans to stop playing
competitive tennis after this season to concentrate on her pharmacy studies at SIUE

Senior tennis player continues to lead

From the nightlife of Las Vegas, to being to the wooded lands of southern Illinois, senior tennis player Anita Lee had quite a transition to make when she chose to play for SIU. When she enrolled at SIU, she was looking for a change of pace, Lee said. ... Continue Reading →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a hit Friday during her doubles
match against Arkansas State University at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale.
Tomishima and doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Arkansas State senior Janie Nowland and junior Tamara Slijepcevic 8-7. The Salukis
will play Cleveland State University Saturday at home.

Saluki weekend wrap-up

SIU athletics were in action this weekend with 11 different events in six sports during a three-day period. Overall, the Salukis played well with a record of 10-2 in the weekend’s combined events. Men’s basketball: Dawgs finally control their own ... 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.”

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 →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a serve Sunday
during her doubles match against Murray State University at
Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. Tomishima and
doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Murray State freshmen Eleonore and Verginie Tchakarova. The
Salukis host the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Friday
at home.

Women’s tennis wins third straight

Despite the three losses the SIU women’s tennis team began the season with, they capped off a successful weekend Sunday with a win over Murray State University, pushing their winning streak to three games. The team also won at home 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.

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 →

Women’s tennis has a sluggish start to season

The SIU women’s tennis team opened its season Saturday at the University of Arkansas and went winless against two nationally ranked teams. No. 49 Arkansas defeated SIU 7-0 and No. 63 University of North Texas swept the Salukis, 4-0. Coach Audra Anderson ... 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 →
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