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CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Creighton women's tennis team fell 7-0 to first-place Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) match at the Salukis’ University Courts on Saturday afternoon.

Creighton (8-10, 1-5 MVC) could not manage a point at Southern Illinois (17-3, 6-0 MVC). SIU won all three doubles contests before sweeping the singles matches.

CU senior Anna Kirshenbaum led the Bluejays on the day with a three-set singles setback and a close doubles downfall.

Kirshenbaum and freshman partner Sam Anderson fell 8-5 in at No. 2 doubles to the Saluki duo of Jennifer Dien and Natasha Tomishima. At No. 3 singles Kirshenbaum split a pair of 6-4 results in the first two sets before dropping a third-set superbreaker to SIU’s Anita Lee.

At No. 6 singles Creighton sophomore Taylor Koehrsen pushed Anastacia Simons of SIU to a tiebreaker in set one before falling 7-6. Simons closed out the match in the second. Creighton sophomore Amanda Noonan pressured her opponent into extra games in set one on court five before Dien claimed a 7-5, 6-0 decision for SIU.

Creighton concludes the 2013 regular season at Evansville Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT.

Creighton vs. Southern Illinois
Apr 20, 2013 at Carbondale, Ill.
(University Courts)

Southern Illinois 7, Creighton 0

Singles

1. Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. Jennie Hartjes (CU) 6-0, 6-3

2. Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. Analese Snyder (CU) 6-2, 6-1

3. Anita Lee (SIU) def. Anna Kirshenbaum (CU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7

4. Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Liz Vermillion (CU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. Amanda Noonan (CU) 7-5, 6-0

6. Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. Taylor Koehrsen (CU) 7-6, 6-0

Doubles

1. Delsart/Simons (SIU) def. Hartjes/Noonan (CU) 8-5

2. Dien/Tomishima (SIU) def. Kirshenbaum/Anderson (CU) 8-5

3. Korey Love/Lee (SIU) def. Snyder/Karlin Naslund (CU) 8-3


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