DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team closes out the regular season this weekend as the Bulldogs host Evansville on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Southern Illinois on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Southern Illinois takes on Northern Illinois before taking on the Bulldogs on Sunday. The Salukis are on a three-match winning streak and are coming off a 6-1 win against Missouri State. Meagan Monaghan has led the team in league play with a 4-0 record, while Athena Chrysanthou has posted a 4-1 mark in MVC action. Junior Summer Brills, who is the team’s top singles player, leads Drake with an 11-4 record and has gone 7-2 in her last 10 matches. Fellow junior Tess Herder holds a 10-3 record, while sophomore Joely Lomas has a 10-4 mark. Evansville comes to Des Moines with a 14-13 overall record and is tied with Southern Illinois with a 3-2 MVC mark. In the Purple Aces last time out, they swept Missouri State, 7-0, on April 14. Diana Tkachenko leads the team with a 20-6 singles record, while Andrea Pascual-Larri is the only other player with a winning record with a 15-8 mark. Following this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs travel to Normal, Ill. for the MVC Championship on April 28-30. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs head into the final weekend with a 10-8 overall record and a 2-3 conference mark. Drake split its matches last weekend with a 4-3 win at Bradley and 4-3 setback at Illinois State.