Redbirds Concludes MVC Regular-Season at Southern Illinois

April 17, 2014

The Illinois State men's tennis team (7-11, MVC 1-2) will travel to Southern Illinois (9-10, MVC 1-2), Saturday to conclude the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season schedule. The Redbirds and Salukis are battling for the No. 3 spot in the MVC conference standings.

ISU will look to Erik Brunskog, fresh off an MVC player-of-the-week selection to lead a motivated Redbirds squad. ISU and SIU have exchanged wins and losses in their last six regular-season matchups.

"This is a big weekend for us as this match will determine where we will finish in the conference and who we would play in the tournament," head coach Mark Klysner said. "We won the first meeting with SIU, but I'm sure they will be ready to play hard on Saturday."

Saturday's matchup begins at 1 p.m. After the conclusion of Saturday's matchup, the Redbirds will return home to host the MVC championships April 25-27.

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