WICHITA, Kan.- The No. 68 Wichita State women's tennis team moved to 14-5 overall and 3-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference after defeating Southern Illinois, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex.
The Shocker woman were able to give themselves a cushion early when Montse Blasco Fernandez and Veronika Blaskova defeated Anita Lee and Anastacia Simons, 9-7, and Lutfiana Budiharto and Carla Venticinque defeated Natasha Tomishima and Jennifer Dien, 9-7, in two hard fought doubles contests. Winning two out of three doubles matches gave the Shockers a 1-0 lead early.
The Shockers did not let off the pedal in singles play, winning all six contests. The match was clenched when sophomore Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul defeated Ariadna Cairo Baza, 6-4, 6-0.
In the number six position, Carla Venticinque came back after dropping the first set to defeat Gisela Cairo Baza, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. The win moved Venticinque to 6-0 on the week, after winning all the matches she was involved in against Kansas State on Thursday and Evansville on Saturday.
The Shocker women are back in action next weekend when they travel to Normal, Ill. to take on Illinois State on Saturday, April 14th. The next day, they will head to Peoria, Ill. for a match against Bradley.