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