Redbirds Defeated by Northern Iowa, 6-1

April 12, 2014

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Illinois State women's tennis team was defeated by Northern Iowa in the Redbirds' third Missouri Valley Conference match of the season Saturday. ISU fell to UNI, 6-1, while on the road, dropping the Redbirds' MVC record to 1-2.

Phyllis Tigges won the lone point for the Redbirds in singles competition, defeating Jieke Stroobant, 6-2, 6-2, in Singles No. 1. Tigges and Madeliene Baillon were also the only Redbird duo successful in doubles competition. The pair beat Jieke Stroobant and Erica Medlin, 8-4, but ISU could not secure the double's point.

The Panthers went on to claim victory in all matches not involving Tigges.

1. Tigges beat Stroobant, 6-2, 6-2
2. Erica Medlin defeated Sierra Stone, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
3. Elvira Lopez edged Carolina Abello, 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5
4. Astri Santos defeated Baillon, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Krissy Lankelma beat Kadi Ilves, 6-4, 6-4
6. Sydney Wolfe claimed victory over Gaby Phillips, 6-3, 7-5

1. Tigges/Baillon beat Stroobant and Medlin, 8-4
2. Lopez and Santos beat Ilves and Heather Nisbet, 8-2
3. Lankelma and Sydney Wolfe beat Stone and Abello, 8-5

The Redbirds continue competition tomorrow, Sunday, April 13, in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake. The match is slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.