The Illinois State women's tennis team fell to Missouri Valley Conference foe Southern Illinois, 5-2, in its last spring match of the season. The Redbirds ended the 2013 spring season with an overall record of 9-9 and 2-4 in the MVC.
The Redbirds advance in four singles and three doubles matchups on day one.
The Redbirds fell behind early with losses at the No.2 and No.3 positions in doubles, conceding the team point to Marquette and resulting in a 1-0 lead for the Golden Eagles.
The matches were played outside marking the first outdoor competition for the Redbirds since play wrapped up in the fall. The conditions in El Paso, Texas during over proved to be out of character for the area and the weather was cold and windy.
The match against the Jaguars marks the third consecutive win for the Redbirds who seem to finding their footing after a season opening loss to Illinois. The team bounced back from the loss and has opened up the spring season with a 3-1 record, remaining unbeaten at home.
2012-13/junior at Illinois State: Recorded an overall score of 4-5 in singles play... went 2-1 overall in doubles play with partner Sarah Paulson.
2011-12/sophomore at Illinois State: Posted a record of 2-5 in overall singles play... along with sister Heather Nisbet, went 1-0 in overall doubles.
2010-11/freshman at Illinois State: Posted a record of 3-7 in singles competition in her first season at ISU ... finished 5-8 in doubles matches and was 4-4 when paired with partner Stefanie Youngberg.
Prior to ISU: Attended Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Ill. ... won a doubles sectional championship and placed sixth in the state with her twin sister, Heather, as a partner ... the pair also won a conference title and placed second in the state in badminton as seniors ... awarded the Tom Pitchford Sportsmanship Award.
Personal: Born September 1, 1991 ... daughter of George and Cynthia Nisbet ... has a twin sister, Heather, who is also a member of the ISU women's tennis team, and a brother, Ryan ... majoring in elementary education.