Courtesy: Wichita State
MTen: No. 73 Shocks Travel to Southern Illinois on Friday
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:04/10/2014
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WICHITA, Kan. – No 73 Wichita State faces Southern Illinois on Friday at the University Courts in Carbondale, Ill. at 1 p.m.

The Shockers come into Friday's dual-match at 16-7 on the year while 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) play. No. 73 Wichita State has also won six in a row and nine out of their last ten contests.

Ilija Cuic is 11-8 in dual-match play and 9-7 at No. 1 singles. Tin Ostojic (No. 20 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Central Singles Rankings) is 16-2 in dual-match play while 13-1 out of the No. 2 singles spot.

Tomislav Gregurovic is 15-2 in dual-match play and is 12-2 at No. 3 singles.

No. 51 Gregurovic/Ostojic lead the way in doubles play with a 12-6 dual-match mark and at No. 1 doubles. Cuic/Jocelyn Devilliers are 6-6 in dual-match action and 6-4 at the No. 2 doubles spot.

Guillermo Nicol/Guillermo de Vilchez is 9-7 in dual-match play and 7-4 at No. 3 doubles.

MVC Opponent Outlook

Southern Illinois is 8-9 overall and 1-1 in MVC play. The Salukis defeated Bradley 5-2 on April 3, but lost at Drake 6-1 on April 4.

Jonny Rigby is 11-4 in dual-match play and out of the No. 1 singles slot. Jorge Cavero is 11-5 in dual-match play, but 7-1 at the No. 2 singles slot.

Kianicka/Rigby is 10-4 in dual-match doubles play and out of No. 1 doubles. The team of Cavero/Szymon Opieczonek is 11-5 in dual-match doubles action and 7-5 out of No. 2 doubles.

Shocks Return to the ITA National Rankings as a Team

Heading into Friday’s contest with Southern Illinois, the Shockers are ranked No. 73 in the latest ITA National Rankings. In last week’s poll, the Shockers were unranked.

Gregurovic/Ostojic Nationally Ranked as a Doubles Team

For the first time this season, a Shocker doubles pairing earned a national ranking in the ITA’s National Doubles Rankings. The team of Gregurovic/Ostojic comes in at No. 51 in this week’s ITA National Doubles Rankings.

No. 73 Wichita State/Southern Illinois Brief Regular Season Match History

The Shockers are 6-1 in their last seven regular season meetings with Southern Illinois. Their only loss to the Salukis during that time was on April 11, 2009 when they lost 4-3.

Last Week’s Action

MVC play began as the Shockers won their last two home dual-matches of the 2014 season. To view their complete recaps, click on the links below:

Illinois State 0, Wichita State 4 Complete Recap

Bradley 0, Wichita State 4 Complete Recap (Senior Day)

10 out of the No. 1 Singles Slot

Cuic currently is 9-7 at the No. 1 singles spot. If he wins his singles match against Southern Illinois, he’ll have his tenth win of the season from No. 1 singles.

Live stats will be unavailable for Friday’s match. Results will be posted following the completion of play.

-WICHITA STATE-

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