Tuesday, April 01, 2014 | Tennis
MVC Tennis Weekly Notebook (April 1)

Jonny Rigby of Southern Illinois and Natasha James of Evansville have been named MVC Tennis Athletes of the Week. For additional information, including notes, schedules, and results, please see the linked PDF release.


MVC Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week


Jonny Rigby - So. - Southern Illinois (Lancashire, England)

Jonny Rigby won a pair of doubles matches at No. 1 doubles with Michal Kianicka and added another singles win against UT-Arlington over the weekend at the MTSU Shootout. Rigby improved to an MVC-best 10-3 at No. 1 singles and, along with Kianicka, an MVC-best 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. The tandem has now won four of its last five matches and eight of its last 10 decisions--all on the top court. In singles, Rigby has won nine of his last 11 decisions and was leading in the third set on Sunday but the match went unfinished when the team match ended first.


MVC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

Natasha James - Jr. - Evansville (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Purple Aces junior Natasha James went a perfect 4-0 for the University of Evansville as the squad opened up MVC play on Wednesday.  In the match at Southern Illinois, James teamed up with Kelsey Costales to top Natasha Tomishima and Meagan Monaghan by an 8-7 final.  At No. 2 singles, James rallied to top Anita Lee in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.  James remained perfect in Sunday’s match at IUPUI.  She and Costales defeated Julie Brockman and Abbey Neff at top doubles, 8-6.  She earned another singles win in the second flight, defeating Rachel Bridegroom 6-3, 6-1.

 

Men's Results:

Team W L Pct.
No. 33 Drake 14 5 .737
No. 72 Wichita State 14 7 .667
Southern Illinois 7 8 .467
Illinois State 6 9 .400
Bradley 3 13 .188
MVC 44 42 .512


Women's Results: Conference; Non-Conference; Overall

Team W L Pct. W L Pct. W L Pct.
Drake 1 0 1.000 11 3 .786 12 3 .800
Southern Illinois 1 0 1.000 11 6 .647 12 6 .667
Illinois State 1 0 1.000 7 5 .583 8 5 .615
No. 44 Wichita State 0 0 .000 11 6 .647 11 6 .647
UNI 0 1 .000 9 7 .563 9 8 .529
Evansville 0 1 .000 5 8 .385 5 9 .529
Bradley 0 1 .000 4 9 .308 4 10 .286
MVC - - --- 58 44 .569 - - ---