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Southern Illinois Upends Drake, 4-3

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Release: April 14, 2012
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CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Drake women's tennis team bid to earn its 20th victory of the season was thwarted by Southern Illinois on Saturday (April 14) as the Salukis earned a 4-3 decision past the Bulldogs.

The value of the doubles point in the affair proved instrumental as Southern Illinois captured the tally after Jennifer Dien and Natasha Tomishima dealt senior Jessica Aguilera (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) and sophomore Klavdija Rebol (Kranj, Slovenia) a 9-7 setback at No. 2.

Rebol evened the affair at one in singles downing Dien at the No. 2 slot, 6-0, 6-1.

The Bulldogs extended their advantage to 2-1 following senior Amanda Aragon (Fort Collins, Colo.) dispatching Gisela Cairo Baza at No. 6, 6-2, 6-2.

Seeking her 26th-consecutive win at the No. 1 hole was junior Manca Krizman (Solkan, Slovenia).  Unfortunately, her bid came up short as Melanie Delsart posted a 7-5, 7-5 triumph to even the affair at two.

The Salukis garnered a triumph at the No. 5 position to regain the lead before sealing the victory with a win on court No. 4.

Senior Gabriela Demos (Chesterfield, Mo.) closed out the win total for Drake claiming a 6-7, 6-4, 2-1 triumph after Lee retired in the third set.

The Bulldogs close out their road swing with a 10:00 a.m. contest at Evansville on Sunday (April 15).

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (14-4, 3-1 MVC) DEF. DRAKE (19-5, 3-1 MVC), 4-3

APRIL 14, 2012 • CARBONDALE, ILL.

SINGLES:

No. 1 Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. Manca Krizman (DU), 7-5, 7-5

No. 2 Klavdija Rebol (DU) def. Jennifer Dien (SIU), 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 Gabriela Demos (DU) def. Anita Lee (SIU), 6-7, 6-4, 2-1 retired

No. 4 Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. Nell Boyd (DU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

No. 5 Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Ali Patterson (DU) , 6-3, 7-6 (5)

No. 6 Amanda Aragon (DU) def. Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU), 6-2, 6-2

Order of finish: (2,6,1,5,4,3)

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Demos/Krizman (DU) def. Delsart/Korey Love (SIU), 7-5 (0)

No. 2 Dien/Tomishima (SIU) def. Jessica Aguilera/Rebol (DU), 9-7

No. 3 Lee/Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. Aragon/Boyd (DU), 8-3

Order of finish: (3,2,1)


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