Redbirds Earn All-MVC No. 1 Doubles, All-Select, Scholar-Athlete Honors

April 24, 2014

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State women's tennis senior Phyllis Tigges and freshman Madeliene Baillon were named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference doubles team at the No. 1 doubles position after finishing the MVC regular season with an undefeated record (5-0) in Doubles No. 1.

Tigges and Baillon were honored Thursday night at a banquet ahead of the Missouri Valley Conference Team Tennis Championships, hosted by ISU at the Gregory Street Tennis Courts, Friday through Sunday.

Tigges was also named to the MVC All-Select Team and the Scholar-Athlete Team. Playing primarily at the No. 1 doubles position, Tigges earned a 12-12 overall record, including a 3-3 MVC mark. She was joined on the Scholar-Athlete team by team captain and fellow senior Heather Nisbet and sophomore Kadi Ilves.

The Redbirds will compete for the MVC Championship title beginning on Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Follow @ISUWomensTennis for live updates as competition progresses. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.