JONESBORO (3/12/11) – The Arkansas State women's tennis team improved
to 5-4 on the season with a 6-1 victory over the Southern Illinois
Salukis (6-5) Saturday at Allen Park in Jonesboro.
"I thought that our girls played really well," said ASU head coach
Marcia Williams. "Even though SIU-C was a little shorthanded today,
we still had to play well to win. Our girls are making progress in
several areas. Hopefully, we can continue to get better all the way
through our match with Middle Tennessee next Friday."
The Red Wolves swept the only two doubles matches of the day, winning
at both No. 1 and 2. Freshman Emily Crowe and sophomore Ioana Teu
teamed up for an 8-6 win over Melanie Delsart and Jennifer Dien at No.
1, and freshmen Janie Nowland and Biljana Miloshevska picked up an 8-6
victory at No. 2 over Korey Love and Ana Simons.
In singles action, A-State took four of the five matches played.
Crowe topped Delsart 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 to snap a six-match win streak,
while senior Jenny Herring won over Anita Lee 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2.
Miloshevska continued her singles win streak with a hard-fought 4-6,
6-4, 10-6 win over Love at No. 4, and senior Menna Kamal rounded out
the ASU wins at No. 5, topping Simons 6-3, 6-3.
Dien picked up SIU's lone point of the match, winning over Nowland
6-3, 7-5 at No. 3 singles.
The Arkansas State squad will be back in action Thursday, March 17
when it travels to Martin, Tenn. to take on the Skyhawks of UT-Martin
at 1:00 p.m. The Red Wolves will then face MTSU in Murfreesboro the
1. Emily Crowe (ASU) def. Melanie Delsart (SIU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Jenny Herring (ASU) def. Anita Lee (SIU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. Janie Nowland (ASU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Korey Love (SIU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
5. Menna Kamal (ASU) def. Anastacia Simons (SIU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Ceara Howey (ASU) def. No player (SIU), by forfeit
1. Emily Crowe/Ioana Teu (ASU) def. Melanie Delsart/Jennifer Dien (SIU) 8-4
2. Janie Nowland/Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Korey Love/Anastacia
Simons (SIU) 8-6
3. Jenny Herring/Menna Kamal (ASU) def. No player/No player (SIU), by forfeit