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draw energy from a battery and can be installed onto lampposts’ bases. The “Ecolight” team proposed the idea could create extra energy and save cities’ electricity money. Sia said this is one of three competitions the team has won. He said he came up with the idea for “Ecolight” when he attended the Fusion competition in St. Louis. “It was funny because I came up with the idea while driving past the Arch in St. Louis, and started thinking about using solar energy to power streetlight,” Sia said.

Evergreen Terrace residents attended a town hall meeting Friday to discuss ways the complex could be spruced up. It was complex manager Sylvia Gray’s first such meeting since taking the position July 1. She said she wanted to give residents a chance to speak up about maintenance, rent and noise concerns. “This is not a personal venting session,” she said. “We do want to hear what you have to say, but we also want to be able to find solutions for the common body.” Residents met at the terrace’s community center, where staff hung large banners labeled with topics such as rent and maintenance and encouraged residents to write their concerns in the appropriate spot. “Part of having a town hall meeting is to find solutions,” Gray said. “We’re not gaining anything if you’re saying, ‘This is not working, but I don’t have a solution for it.’ You’ve got to have something.” Several residents voiced rent increase concerns, and Gray said University Housing now employs a grant writer to help alleviate Evergreen Terrace’s rent burdens. Staff member Katrina James said one major rent increase residents pay for came after the university purchased the complex from the Department of Housing and Urban Development five or six years ago. She said it led to a $100 jump in rent. “Everything that we do comes directly from your rent,” Gray said. “We’re not getting any extra financial aid from SIU. If something breaks, or something isn’t taken care of, we go to the books.” Gray also announced that English classes for residents’ children, which Evergreen dropped because of budget cuts, will return to the complex Nov. 15. The announcement was met with applause. James said she wants to develop new programs for kids, but she needs residents’ feedback on what types to implement. “My youngest (child) is 9,” James said. “My ideas run over really quickly when it gets down below that age. We try to pump out at least two things a month for students.” Several other addressed items pertained to noise violations. Young Shim, a doctoral student in accounting from South Korea, said the complex should inform residents of potential punishments for slamming apartment doors. “People know that they should not slam the door, but most people also know that they should not pee in the middle of the road,” Shim said. “If you say that slamming the door is not good, I think that may help.” Despite several residents expressing displeasure over maintenance wait times, Gray said maintenance workers are overloaded with work orders and Evergreen Terrace employees and residents cannot do the workers’ jobs. “We are a union state,” she said. “Simple things like plugging in the stove after someone moves in we cannot do. An electrician must be called to plug in that stove. It’s just that serious.”

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Frankie Acevedo, a junior from Chicago studying civil engineering, lands a skateboarding trick during this semester’s Tour de Carbondale. Twice a year, students bike to various houses across town that volunteer to host occicanional tour stops for participants to gather and drink refreshments. Acevedo said it was his first time participating in the tour, and it was one of the best times he has had at SIU. “It brings a lot of people together and its great outdoor activity,” Acevedo said.

Saluki Idea Competition Winners Three SIU students came out of this weekend a little bit richer. The fourth annual Technology and Innovation Expo was held at the DunnRichmond Economic Center in Carbondale Friday, where the Saluki Idea Competition concluded. The top five teams or individuals with the best ideas were announced and awarded cash prizes at the expo. This year’s expo theme was “Sustaining our Community” and was put on by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The competition opened for entries at the start of the semester, when students submitted invention ideas that dealt with improving community sustainability. It was intended to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in students as well as lead to environmentally friendly inventions, said Amy McMorrow Hunter, a technology transfer specialist who helped organize the competition. “It was so great to see the teams present and see all of their hard work come together,” she said. Hunter said all of the teams fared well in the competition. “Both the teams and the organizers for this expo have been so busy, and it is relief to see the product of our efforts,” Hunter said. The five finalists were required to recite a three-minute pitch to judges, who then added the individuals’ points and picked the winners. “Ecolight” won first place and received a $500 cash prize as well as a $600 grant from the Sustainability Council. “Saluki Sustainable Store” won second place with a $200 cash prize and $400 grant from the

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Ecolight Ecolight will provide a new option to replace existing street lamp's energy sources from fossil fuel energy to kinetic and solar energy.

Saluki Sustainable Store The Saluki Sustainable Store is a facility that offers a place to buy and sell campus produced products while providing educational workshops, information and activities under one roof. Honorable Mentions: A Special Daily, Innovation to Advertising A Special Daily is an online advertising promotional hub linked with social media for small local businesses. Data Stopper Data Stopper is an app that will stop data on a phone of a driver when they drive in a school-zone based on GPS location and sensors. Intelligent Non-Destructive Evaluation System for Aircraft Composite Inspection The system aims to improve current aircrafts through new techniques that monitors aircraft structural integrity, safety and reliability during the production process and in-service operations.


Sustainability Council. The other three ideas were each rewarded $50. The team for “Ecolight” consisted of Eric Sia from Danville, John Leco from Anna and Gene Park from Glenview, who are all seniors studying industrial design. According to information from the competition, “Ecolight”’s objective is to provide an environmentally friendly option to replace high traffic street lamps by harnessing power through a kinetic and solar energy combination. The idea proposes to put rumble strips near each lamp, which would collect energy when vehicles drive over them. The streetlamps


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N A S H V I L L E — Tennessee’s chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was first discovered. “I think we’re on the downhill part of the epidemic curve,” Dr. David Reagan said in an interview on Thursday. Still, Reagan cautioned that he expects to see new infections in the state, and there likely will be more deaths. Tennessee health officials were the first to identify and report the outbreak of the rare disease caused when patients seeking pain relief



He said although he came up with the idea, his teammates helped him develop it. “I could not have executed the idea without the help of my teammates who helped me research materials to use in the the idea as well as how the technology would come into play,” Sia said. The $500 award will be split three ways between the members, he said. Leco said the $600 award from the Sustainability Council will go toward a membership for all SIU industrial design students to The Industrial Designers Society of America. Park said the IDSA is a big group that helps industrial design students network and improve in their field. “It is great practice for our major to go to these competitions and show off what we can do,” Park said. Leco said the industrial design field is very competitive, and competitions give students an advantage in the workforce. “These competitions get our names out,” Park said.



Gray said the best thing residents can do is form close relationships with workers to keep operations smooth. Resident Sasha McKnight, a graduate student in criminal justice from Chicago, said she thought

received contaminated steroid injections. With 66 cases, the state has about a quarter of the 271 patients who have been sickened nationally either with meningitis or, in a few cases, joint infections. Eight of the 21 patients who have died were in Tennessee. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Curtis Allen said it is too early to say whether the rate of new infections is decreasing nationally. “This is still an ongoing investigation,” he said. “There were about 14,000 people exposed.” Not everyone who received the contaminated medicine will get sick, Reagan said. The most important factor determining who does get sick

Sia said coming up with and presenting the group’s ideas helps his peers and him get exposed to the process of meeting people in his industry. “We really worked hard to complete our project, and we would be up until dawn making sure everything was perfect,” Leco said. The “Ecolight” team has plans for the future as well. Sia said they want to find a way to backup stoplights for when blackouts occur. As for “Ecolight,” Park said the team hopes to advance its idea to make it possible. “We would like to implement our idea in a practical way by eventually investing in more research for our idea,” Park said. Jeff Myers, senior technology transfer specialist in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, said he is excited about the competition’s outcome, and he looks forward to future competitions. He said the office has plans to put on a similar competition in the spring. Elizabeth Zinchuk can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 259.

University Housing would better understand Evergreen Terrace’s issues because of the meeting. “Everyone is always frustrated because they never get to speak their mind,” McKnight said. “A lot of issues (Gray) didn’t know about before tonight. For us to be able to tell her our problems and for her to listen to them was good.”

seems to be how much fungus was contaminating the particular vial of medication they received, not their age or even how healthy they were. “It’s not predictable,” Reagan said. Tennessee’s meningitis patients range in age from 23 to 91 years old. The majority of them are women, but Reagan said that is only because more of the patients receiving the contaminated injections were women. Those patients who have been sickest are those who either did not catch the symptoms early or who didn’t receive appropriate treatment early because doctors didn’t know what they were dealing with. The fungi become harder to kill once they have established themselves in a

person’s body. “If treatment is given early, it is very effective,” Reagan said. “If it is given late, it is not very effective.” Most of the positively identified cases are caused by Exserohilum rostratum (ex-sir-oh-HY-lum ross-TRAH-tum). The fungus is commonly found in the environment, but it has never before been observed as a cause of meningitis. Because of that, Reagan said, officials have been unable to firmly establish the incubation period and give those who received the tainted injections a date for when they will no longer need to worry about developing meningitis. “We’re saying at least six weeks, or 42 days, but we probably will extend that,” he said. “This is new

territory. There’s no literature to tell us how long.” That uncertainty is causing a lot of anxiety for people who received the tainted injections but haven’t developed symptoms. And there’s no test that can show someone is in the clear. Doctors are diagnosing the fungal meningitis cases by collecting spinal fluid with a long needle, but “just because there’s no evidence of infection today, that doesn’t mean it won’t show up tomorrow,” Reagan said. That’s why Tennessee health officials are continuing intensive follow-up with the approximately 1,000 patients who received the injections here between June 27 and Sept. 28, when the suspect medication was pulled from clinics.


Claude Leco, right, of Anna, Gene Park, center, of Glenview, and Eric Sia, left of center, of Danville, all seniors studying industrial design, pose Friday after winning the Saluki Idea Competition at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center as Joy Christensen, left, a senior from St. Louis studying industrial design, takes their photo. The group won $1,100 to further its project and plan to use half the funds to pay for memberships in the Industrial Designers Society of America for themselves as well as fellow students. “Since we only had about three days to prepare for the competition, it’s surreal to have won,” Sia said.

Shim said he has seen vast improvements at the terrace since Gray became complex manager, and he attended the meeting to show his support. Shim said he thinks Gray has done more in three months than the previous administration did in 30 years. Delwar Hossain, a graduate student in journalism from

Bangladesh, said he appreciates the new administration’s work. “I have been here for more than four years, and I’ve never seen this kind of an attitude,” Hossain said. “It’s kind of ... about respecting the people living here.” Gray said she used the meeting to let residents know she was on their side.

“We’re fighting the same battle that you’re fighting, but we’re fighting for you on that,” she said. “I’m going to the very top about maintenance issues. They know my name.” Karsten Burgstahler can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 254.

Not many franchises stay fresh in their fourth iteration, and “Paranormal Activity” is no exception. While “Paranormal Activity 3” breathed new life into the series and subjected viewers to a more brutal experience, “Paranormal Activity 4” seemed to take a few steps back with its scare tactics. It might be time to wrap this franchise up, as the newest entry proves to be a supernatural stinker. The “Paranormal Activity” series capitalized on the found-footage genre. The first three movies revolve around a family and its struggles with a demonic force set on terrorizing and killing them. The fourth movie focuses on the main family’s new neighbors, who become unwitting victims. In regards to the movie’s biggest setbacks: Austin Flynn: I felt a strong connection to the main characters and their well-being throughout the first movie, but all of that went out the window with this one. I didn’t care about this new placeholder family and the perils they faced because there was nothing that truly built them up for me. The

mother was especially forgettable, and it was impossible to identify with a single character. I found myself shrugging my shoulders at each death. Karsten Burgstahler: I agree with the family part. And the multiple sex jokes made by the main character’s boyfriend made these characters even more unlikeable. However, the biggest problem is the lack of ideas. It’s rare that a third movie is fresh, but Paranormal Activity 3 introduced several cool camera tricks, including a camera attached to a rotating fan. This movie had zero new jump scares. You’ve seen it all before here. The only new trick was the use of an XBOX Kinect, and even that is just product placement. AF: Not only did they say the name XBOX way too many times within a two-minute timespan, but they also went out of their way to explain what the Kinect does in extreme detail. Microsoft must have paid a pretty penny to get that much screen time in a box office juggernaut such as this. In regards to the film’s end (Minor spoiler alert): KB: The film’s ending is pretty much the same as the first three, only not as scary. It’s also incredibly rushed. I think the earlier films let the suspense build during the climax, and to an almost unbearable level in the third film’s case. But here, after reaching the climax, the film lasts one minute longer and cuts to black. I wasn’t dreading what would be around the next corner, and I felt robbed when the movie ended. AF: While I will agree it felt a bit rushed, the minute the action happened was intense. Not only because of the images displayed throughout the

minute, but also because of the final scene’s pacing. Sure, it may have dragged a little or built up no suspense, but it was a great choice to have the camera go from stationary to moving during the final minute because it took the viewer by surprise. KB: Yeah, but the shaky motion often takes away from the suspense. It became somewhat annoying here. The last few movies had sequences during the climax where the camera would just sit there and wait for something to happen. Those moments were horrifying, and this movie is severely lacking those moments. In regards to the film’s weak jump scares: AF: OK, this one really turned up the film’s diarrhea dial and took me out of the experience completely. Every jump scare was cheap at best and didn’t lead to one ounce of actual fear or suspense. It just goes to show how weak the actual plot is when a movie has to rely solely on a sudden camera jolt or loud noise to try to scare its audience. It wasn’t even done well in this case. If they were going to go for easy screams, the least they could have done was a good job. This was just pathetic. KB: If one more movie throws a cat in front of the camera to scare the audience, I might run upstairs and destroy the projector with a baseball bat. Karsten Burgstahler can be reached at or 536-3311 ext 254. Austin Flynn can be reached at or 536-331 ext. 257.


A crowd of people mingle at the third stop at this semester’s Tour De Carbondale. Ben Cybulski, a senior from Downers Grove studying law and tour organizer, said it is the best time in Carbondale. “Most people don’t know it’s actually for a good cause,” he said. Ten percent of the profits will go to raising money for a charity event known as “Movember,” which raises awareness of men’s health issues.

S T. LO U I S — One week after he tied a franchise mark with six touchdown passes, Aaron Rodgers took down a couple more records during another impressive performance. Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three more scores and the Green Bay Packers’ depleted defense clamped down on St. Louis in a 30-20 victory on Sunday that was the Rams’ first home loss of the year. Randall Cobb caught two touchdown passes and Jordy Nelson had eight receptions for a seasonbest 122 yards for the Packers (4-3). Rookie Casey Hayward made his first start in place of injured Sam Shields and intercepted his fourth pass in three games. “Winning is fun,” said Nelson, who had a 3-yard TD catch in the



inning is fun. That’s why we play games. It’s great to win back-to-back games. It sounds great to say that for the first time this year, but we’ve got to stack success. — Jordy Nelson Wide reciever for the Green Bay Packers first quarter. “That’s why we play games. It’s great to win back-to-back games. It sounds great to say that for the first time this year, but we’ve got to stack success.” Backed by a huge contingent of cheeseheads who were every bit as loud as the real home fans, Rodgers directed Green Bay to its second consecutive turnover-free game. He now has 150 career TD passes and 42 interceptions, breaking Dan Marino’s NFL record for fewest interceptions at that milestone. Marino had 69 interceptions when he threw his 150th TD pass. “This is one of the shorter trips


Nothwehr said the team had an outstanding tournament, but there were still improvements to be made. “Sometimes we think we have to hit all the big shots to win out here, but ... you should always stay in your own game,” she said. “We lost a few matches because the other team played unbelievably solid tennis, and I think the girls can take a lot out of this tournament.” Delsart said this was one of the scheduled tournaments the team anticipates from the season’s start.

for some of our fans, which is still a jaunt,” said Rodgers, who trotted off the field to a huge ovation. “I think it’s probably eight hours if you’re busting the speed limit a little bit. “The chants are incredible and the boos that we had on one of those calls from our fans was incredible. It was louder than the cheers for the Rams.” Rodgers was 30 for 37, setting a single-game franchise completion record of 81.1 percent with a minimum of 35 attempts. He has guided the Packers to touchdowns on 12 of 14 trips inside the 20 over the last four games. “I think their plan was to dink and

“At our very first practice, we start practicing for the ITA’s,” she said. “It’s a tournament that we all want to play in to see where our practice has gotten us.” Nothwehr said the Saluki women were able to maintain momentum from the successful fall season start, and she expects it to carry over to spring. “We’re building a lot of confidence with every tournament,” she said. “It gets better every match and every season.” Demario Phipps-Smith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

dunk and catch us off guard,” Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan said. “They made the plays when they needed to.” Steven Jackson ran for his first touchdown of the year, and just the Rams’ 10th overall, to trim the deficit to a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. But Rodgers made a terrific throw to Cobb for a 39-yard pass that put the Packers up by two scores with 3:06 remaining. The Rams (3-4) will surrender homefield advantage next week when they travel to London to play the Patriots. The team flies out on Monday. Chris Givens had a 56-yard reception for St. Louis on a screen pass in the fourth quarter, his fourth straight game with a 50-yard plus reception. Fellow rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 50-yard field goal. Rodgers’ numbers were almost as flashy as last week, when he helped Green Bay end the Texans’ unbeaten



““I was going to go down because I heard everyone yelling,” Thompson said. “Since I didn’t get a touchdown on the punt block, I just wanted a touchdown, so I just kept going.” SIU was outgained 256 to 362 in the contest, but Lennon said the team came out on top with gritty play down the stretch. “Youngstown is a good team,” he said. “We were backed up and in trouble. The guys hung in there, and we found ways to claw our way back


start with a 42-24 victory in Houston. He was very efficient while leading an offense heavily tilted to the pass game that went 9 for 15 on third down. The Rams were undefeated in the Edward Jones Dome. They opened the home schedule with victories over the Redskins, Seahawks and Cardinals, limiting opponents to 14.7 points per game. Green Bay played without four defensive starters. Shields (shin, ankle), linebacker Nick Perry (knee) and tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) were inactive. Linebacker D.J. Smith was recently placed on injured reserve. St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford was 21 for 34 for 255 yards and an interception, and was sacked three times behind a patchwork line with just two starters left from the opener. He threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Austin Pettis with three seconds to go.

oungstown is a good team. We were backed up and in trouble. — Dale Lennon SIU football coach

into the game. I hope we do have a swagger now. When we take the field, we want to have a pretty good feeling that we’re going to be successful.” The Salukis travel to Fargo, N.D., Saturday for a bout with North Dakota State, the defending national champions. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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Senior outside hitter Laura Thole spikes the ball against the Missouri State University defense Saturday at Davies Gym. Despite losing to Missouri earlier this season, the Salukis were tied with the Bears after two sets but won the third and fourth to come out with the match win. Thole posted 19 kills, two service aces and eight digs for the night. The Salukis will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday to take on Drake University.

The women’s volleyball team saw mixed results during its two weekend matches as it dominated the first but fell short in the second. The now fourth-place Salukis are in the top five of all but one Missouri Valley Conference statistic, including its top rank in hitting percentage. Seniors Laura Thole and Alysia Mayes are first and second respectively in average kills per set in the conference, while sophomore setter Amy Drabant leads in assists per set, senior libero Bailey Yeager is second in digs per set and Mayes leads in blocks. Wichita State 18-25, 15-25, 20-25 SIU lost in a three-set bout on the road to Wichita State Sept. 22. In their second matchup, the Salukis (17-5, 7-4 MVC) came from behind and won the first set 25-23 Friday. However, the team couldn’t keep up with the Shockers (16-5, 9-2) hitters, as it dropped the next three sets in its first Davies Gymnasium loss this season. “We thought we had a good game plan going in, and our efforts in the first set showed that,” coach Justin Ingram said. “The issue is as the match went on, our relationships were poor with defending tow of their outside hitters.” Wichita outside hitter Emily Adney had 21 kills in the match helping her team’s hitting efficiency,

The SIU football team came into Saturday’s road matchup with Youngstown State with an opportunity to grab a share of first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Hours later, South Dakota State, which had yet to lose in conference, was defeated by Northern Iowa, and the Salukis claimed some of first place in the MVFC with a 3821 win. SIU (5-3, 4-1) trailed throughout most of the contest and took its first lead with 1:22 left to play in the third quarter on a play-action touchdown pass from junior quarterback Kory Faulkner to sophomore tight end MyCole Pruitt. Faulkner completed 20 of his 30 passing attempts for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the game. Pruitt was the Salukis’ leading receiver with six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. “We didn’t have a very good first half,” coach Dale Lennon said. “That was our biggest concern. Defensively,

could we figure out the combinations to slow them down?” Earlier in the week, linebacker Tyler Williamson said the defense would need to find ways to create turnovers when it faced the Penguins and star quarterback Kurt Hess. With 9:14 left in the fourth quarter, Williamson recovered a fumble in the end zone after Hess couldn’t control the shot gun snap, which gave the Salukis a 10-point advantage with 31-21. Youngstown rallied and put together a pair of solid drives to come back, but each series was concluded prematurely with one of five forced Saluki turnovers in the second half. With less than a minute to play in the game, safety Anthony Thompson intercepted Hess in the end zone and took the pick 100 yards the opposite way for the score. It was Thompson’s second chance at a defensive touchdown, as the freshman recovered a blocked punt earlier in the game. Please see FOOTBAL | 5


he plan was to work to get them out of their system and once our serve started hitting those certain zones it made it difficult for them. — Justin Ingram SIU volleyball coach which never dropped below .300 during the match. The teams went back and forth in the second set before Wichita went on a three-point run in the middle of the set to gain momentum and won 25-18. A poor .027 hitting percentage factored into the Salukis’ 25-15 loss in the third set. SIU held on late in the fourth set with two back-to-back kills from junior outside hitter Jessica Whitehead. The Salukis couldn’t bounce back, though, and lost 2520. Whitehead led with 19 kills followed by Thole with 18. Missouri State 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-23 Ingram said the team learned from the Sept. 21 Missouri State matchup to prepare for Saturday’s game. “We knew what to expect because we had played them before, so we had an idea coming in and knew it was going to be a tough match,” he said. “The plan was to work to get them out of their system, and once our serve started hitting those certain zones it made it difficult for them.” Missouri’s middle blocker Kaitlin Jaeger — who led in kills against the Salukis in the last match — sat out of the game

with an injury, which Ingram said changed SIU’s strategy. MSU compiled a weak .056 hitting efficiency in the first set compared to SIU’s .312. The Bears bounced back in the second set with a .441 hitting percentage, though, and won 25-15. The third set saw six ties and two lead changes. MSU called a timeout after a block from Whitehead put the Salukis up 10-7. A bad Missouri serve sent senior setter Rachel Brown back to serve. A block from Mayes and Drabant and an ace from Brown changed the set’s momentum as SIU continued to climb and won 2518, leaving the Bears to another .056 hitting percentage. The night’s fourth set was tied 11 times with a final tie of 23-all. Mayes threw down a kill to send herself back to serve, which the team scored on to win the match. Thole led the team with 19 kills, followed by Whitehead with 17. The Salukis are back on the road this weekend as they play at Drake Friday and Creighton Saturday. Sarah Schneider can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.

The Saluki women’s tennis team had its best performance of the year at the ITA Women’s Central Region Tennis Championship during the weekend. “There was no one team or one singles player who stepped up in particular,” coach Audra Nothwehr said. “Everyone played a role in the success we saw this tournament. I’m really proud of my team.” Sophomore Natasha Tomishima won two qualifiying singles matches 6-4, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-0 in Tulsa, Okla. She won her first main draw singles match 6-3, 6-1 but was defeated 6-0, 6-1 by Tulsa University junior Samantha Vickers in the second round. Despite her second-round stumble, Tomishima said she was proud of her play against some of the region’s top tennis talent. “Every team here brings their top players. Everyone here is almost at a pro level,” she said. “I think we played pretty well out there against them.” Senior Jennifer Dien bounced back from a first-round qualifying singles loss to win 6-2, 6-1 in the qualifying singles consolation. Fellow senior Melanie Delsart won her first single’s main draw match, but she was toppled 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

by No. 4 seed Nebraska senior Patricia Veresova. Tomishima and Dien won their opening doubles match 8-4, but they were beat 8-0 by Tulsa duo sophomore Isaura Enrique and junior Samantha Vickers in the second round. Senior partners Anastacia Simons and Delsart were also triumphant in their first match as they won 8-4. The duo then met No. 2 seed Kansas doubles junior Dylan Windom and senior Monica Pezzotti in the second round. However, Simons’ and Delsart’s efforts proved to be too much for Windom and Pezzotti as the Saluki women won 8-6. The duo also won the next two matches 9-7 after recovering from 4-6 deficits. Nothwehr said the team realized that seeds didn’t mean anything, so it came out with plenty of intensity and fight. “We knew we wanted to play aggressive,” she said. “There wasn’t a lot of pressure because we were the underdogs.” Delsart and Simons advanced through the doubles main draw all the way to the semi-finals, where the pair was defeated 8-1 by Kansas State junior Petra Niedermayerova and freshman Ivana Kubickova. Please see TENNIS | 5

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Daily Egyptian October 22, 2012

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