Cougars travel to Orlando for a pair of neutral-site fixtures






SIUE (9-1, 0-0 OVC) against Radford (6-5, 2-0 Deep South)

Tuesday March 8 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Orlando, Florida.
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SIUE (9-1, 0-0 OVC) vs Sacred Heart (7-8, 2-1 NEC)

Thursday March 10 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Orlando, Florida.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars dropped their first game of the 2022 season with a 4-1 loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday afternoon. After narrowly losing the doubles point, SIUE’s only singles victory came with by Nicole Gomez victory in three sets on court n°6. The match was played to the clincher, leaving two singles matches unfinished.

BEST IN CLASS
SIUE’s powerful doubles game has been recognized as OVC’s best for two straight weeks to start the season, as Caitlyn Sporing and by Melissa Vizcardo Impressive efforts earned the duo first-ever OVC Doubles Team of the Week honors for the week of February 21. This award follows the announcement, which saw vanessa reinicke and Jordan Schifano winning the doubles team of the week the previous week. The Cougars Jill Lambrechts also won the Singles Player of the Week award for the week of February 21 – Lambrechts, who rode a seven-game No. 2 singles winning streak, earned SIUE’s first singles honor of the 2022 campaign.



AT THE APPOINTMENT IN FLORIDA
Following the Cougars’ trip to Bowling Green, SIUE will travel to the Sunshine State for a pair of neutral-site encounters in Orlando. The Cougars take on Radford on Tuesday before wrapping up their trip with a Thursday night game against Sacred Heart.

MAKE HISTORY
The Cougars had their best start in six seasons and their second-best start in the program’s Division I era.

  1. 2016-17 (21-0)
  2. 2021-22 (9-0)
  3. 2020-21 (3-0)
    2011-12 (3-0)

IN SEARCH OF THE HIGHLANDERS

The Radford Highlanders come into Tuesday’s game after a narrow 4-3 loss to Wofford on Saturday afternoon. Radford will play at Sacred Heart at 11 a.m. Tuesday before closing out the day with their game against SIUE. Radford and SIUE have only met once before, when the Highlanders shut out the Cougars on March 16, 2008.

IN SEARCH OF PIONEERS
The Sacred Heart Pioneers enter Thursday’s contest after a 6-1 loss at UConn on Wednesday afternoon. SHU will face Radford and Creighton before facing the Cougars. SHU and SIUE have never met.

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