Cougars Defeated by Jacksonville State

McKenzie Thomas

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. - The SIUE women's tennis team won two out of three doubles matches, but couldn't pull out the win against Jacksonville State Sunday.

The Gamecocks took the match by a score of 5-2, after the hosts won five of Sunday's six singles matches.

SIUE got out to a fast start in doubles, getting wins from the duos of Monique Krutak and Haley Ilcewicz, and McKenzie Thomas and Amanda Miller.

Thomas also won her singles match, coming back from a set down to defeat Kelly Tomlin (3-6, 6-4, 6-0).  The win gave Thomas her 11th singles victory of the season.

The loss drops the Cougars to 7-12 overall and 3-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Next up for SIUE are its final two matches before OVC Championships.  The Cougars will host Morehead State Saturday at 2 p.m. before welcoming Eastern Kentucky to Edwardsville on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Results

Doubles

Guasti/Lima (JSU) def. Donner/Halverson (SIUE) 8-3

Krutak/Ilcewicz (SIUE) def. Nguyen/Cmilijic (JSU) 9-8

Thomas/Miller (SIUE) def. Lefton/Bizinos (JSU) 8-6

Singles

Guasti (JSU) def. Krutak (SIUE) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

Lima (JSU) def. Donner (SIUE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Nguyen (JSU) def. Halverson (SIUE) 6-4, 6-2

Bizinos (JSU) def. Ilcewicz (SIUE) 6-7, 7-6, 11-9

Kerindi (JSU) def. Miller (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0

Thomas (SIUE) def. Tomlin (JSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Final - JSU 5, SIUE 2