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Cougars Wrap Up Final Day of Redbird Duals

Alina Munteanu
Alina Munteanu

Final Results

NORMAL, Ill. – SIUE put together an impressive performance at the Redbird Duals this weekend, highlighted by winning records from multiple athletes.

"This tournament provided a lot of high level match experience for our team," SIUE Head Coach Adam Albertsen said. "The competition was very strong and this was a good test as we build for the spring season."

The Cougars forced many tiebreakers and had numerous close sets during the duals.

SIUE's Alina Munteanu went a combined 4-2 in singles and doubles play. Munteanu teamed up with Maria Thibault in No. 2 doubles. The duo went 2-1 on the weekend, defeating Eastern Illinois (6-3) and IUPUI (6-4).

Lara Tupper went 2-1 in singles play for the Cougars. She defeated the No. 2 from Illinois State (6-4, 0-6, 10-6) and IUPUI (7-5, 6-1).

SIUE's No. 3 duos team of Raillane Kamdem and Janvi Patel defeated Eastern Illinois.

The Cougars will wrap up their fall season Oct. 12-16 at the ITA Central Regional Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.

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