Lady Tigers Come Back to Down SIU, 4-3
March 30, 2005
Carbondale, Ill. - The Lady Tiger tennis team (4-9) came back from dropping the doubles point with wins at 1, 2, 4 and 6 singles to upend Southern Illinois, 4-3, Tuesday. It was the third road win of the season for the Lady Tigers, while Southern Illinois suffered the loss in its home opener.
The Salukis struck first, coming back from an 8-1 loss at No. 1 doubles to win at No. 3 doubles. With all eyes on the No. 2 doubles, the Salukis held on for a 9-7 win and an early 1-0 lead in the match.
But the Lady Tigers would answer back with junior Andrea Feichtinger evening the match at one apiece with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. She would be shortly followed by junior Kristin Noble, who posted a 6-2, 6-3 win, making it 2-1 Memphis. Sophomore Alex Tjioe, who booked a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles, stretched the Memphis lead to 3-1 before Marlene Dirnstorfer wrapped up her seventh singles victory of the season, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1.
The Lady Tigers return home for their final home match of the season, Saturday. The match will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Memphis 4, Southern Illinois 3