WICHITA, Kan.- The Wichita State women's tennis team will take on two conference opponents this weekend. The Shockers will take on Evansville on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Southern Illinois on Sunday at 9 a.m. Both matches will be played at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
Evansville (9-5, 0-1) is coming off a 6-1 loss to Southern Illinois in their first conference match of the season. Aleks Dzakula, who is 11-3 in singles competition during the dual match season, leads the Purple Aces. The doubles combination of Natasha James and Dora Kotsiou is also 11-3, playing in the number one position. Last year, Evansville finished in a tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Saturday will also be USTA Campus Kids Day at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex. There will be food, drinks, music, games, and prizes. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m.
Southern Illinois (11-3, 1-0) is coming off a 6-1 win against Chicago State on April 1st. They got their first conference win of the season against Evansville on March 28th. Melanie Delsart leads the Salukis with a singles record of 11-3 in the dual match season. She has won eight straight singles contests and nine out of her last ten. The Shockers defeated Southern Illinois twice last year, 7-0 during the regular season and 4-0 in the MVC tournament. The Shockers have an all-time record of 26-9 against Southern Illinois.
Sunday's match against the Salukis will be broadcast, audio only, on RadioTennis.com. Fans can listen the match here.
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After the weekend matches, the Shockers will travel to Normal, Ill. for a match against Illinois State on Saturday, April 14th.