Skyhawks’ home finale nets a loss
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 pm
The University of Tennessee at Martin tennis team ran into a hot Southern Illinois team Tuesday at Skyhawk Varsity Courts, falling 6-1 on Senior Day.
After a pregame ceremony honoring the lone senior Jodie Tiley, the Skyhawks (7-10) battled hard in doubles before falling 2-1.
Alice Laing and Anna Winkelmann came back from a 6-2 deficit to post an 8-6 triumph at No. 2.
UT Martin was competitive throughout the singles competition, managing one win against the Salukis (13-4).
Anna Marie Herbold came away victorious at No. 4 singles, downing Ariadna Cairo Baza by a 6-3, 6-4 margin.
Despite the loss, the day belonged to Tiley, who wrapped up her stellar home career.
“It was a good day for Jodie, and she did well,” UT Martin head coach Dennis Taylor said. “I wish she could have won her last match, but she faced a real tough girl in singles. Everybody showed how much they appreciated her throughout the day and that meant a lot to her.”
While all the singles matches were decided in straight sets, UTM posted a stiff challenge in several spots.
Winkelmann, at No. 2, and third seed Ivon Simic looked poised to force a third set before falling 7-5 to Jennifer Dien and Natasha Tomishima, respectively.
The Skyhawks, currently in second place by a game in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, conclude the regular season this weekend on the road.
On Saturday, UT Martin travels to SIU Edwardsville, followed by a matchup at Eastern Illinois on Sunday.
So. Illinois 6, UTM 1
1. Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. TILEY, Jodie (UTM) 6-4, 6-1
2. Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. WINKELMANN, Anna (UTM) 6-3, 7-5
3. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. SIMIC, Ivon (UTM) 6-0, 7-5
4. HERBOLD, Anna Marie (UTM) def. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU) def. SILVA, Jessica (UTM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Korey Love (SIU) def. McCALL, Katie (UTM) 6-2, 6-0
1. Melanie Delsart/Korey Love (SIU) def. TILEY, Jodie/SIMIC, Ivon (UTM) 8-4
2. LAING, Alice/WINKEL-MANN, Anna (UTM) def. Natasha Tomishima/Jennifer Dien (SIU) 8-6
3. Ariadna Cairo Baza/Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU) def. McCALL, Katie/SILVA, Jessica (UTM) 8-3 Published in The WCP 4.12.12