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Cougars Travel to Face Eastern Illinois

Cougars Travel to Face Eastern Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The SIUE women's Tennis team will face Eastern Illinois at the Wabash Valley Tennis Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, Tuesday. Match time is set for 1 p.m. EST (12 p.m. CT).

"Eastern Illinois is a strong team this season," SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller said. "They came to our outdoor tournament in September, so we are both familiar with eachother."

Eastern Illinois (7-9, 1-0 OVC) has won three of their last four matches, winning their Ohio Valley Conference opener against Jacksonville State, 4-3. The Panthers are led by Rachel Papavasilopoulos, who has a 13-4 singles record.

The Cougars (0-12, 0-1) began their OVC schedule Mar. 17 against Jacksonville State, falling 6-1. Lara Tupper had the lone point for the Cougars against the Gamecocks. She defeated Genevie Ulanday 6-4, 6-4, in No. 1 singles.  

"Our team is looking forward to the challenge on Tuesday," added Meuller.

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