OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton women's tennis team played their second straight Missouri Valley Conference match on Saturday morning, falling 6-1 to Southern Illinois. The Jays drop to 9-7 on the season, 0-3 in MVC play.
The Salukis won the doubles point, taking two of three from the Bluejays on the afternoon. Anita Lee and Anastacia Simons started off the day with an 8-5 win over Elizabeth Vermillion and Amanda Noonan in the No. 3 doubles, before the Bluejays evened things up with an 8-3 win by Kelsey Schmidt and Mary McMullan over Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien at No. 2 doubles.
Taylor Koehrsen was the lone Bluejay to pick up a win in singles play, defeating Korey Love 6-2, 5-7, 1-0. The match was the final to finish on the day, so the complete third set was not necessary.
Delsart defeated Hartjes 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles, followed by Tomishima downing McMullan 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 4 singles. Dien then downed Schmidt 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles before Lee won by an identical 6-3, 6-1 score over Snyder in the No. 3 singles. Ariadna Cairo Baza then closed out play with a 6-4, 6-4 straight set win over Vermillion in the No. 5 singles.
Creighton will be back in action next weekend, when they travel to Illinois for matches at Bradley (Saturday) and Illinois Sate (Sunday).