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.

Singles
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

Doubles
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.

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