1986 SIUE Women's Tennis - Hall of Fame
SIUE's national championship in women's tennis in 1986 would be the first of four under Coach Bob Meyers. Portia George, who led the team with 35 victories, advanced to the national quarterfinals in singles. As a team, the Cougars defeated Abilene Christian 7-2 and California Poly-Pomona 6-3 en route to the finals against California State-Northridge. Along with singles and doubles points from George and Christina Bokelund in the national championship match, Jennifer Reuter collected a No. 4 singles and a No. 3 doubles victory to lift SIUE over California State-Northridge 5-4 for its first NCAA crown. Other valuable members of the national championship squad are Michele Wreen, Lisa Schuito, Nicki DeMuro, Jill David and Maura Carriel.