PREVIEW: Tennis Wraps Up Regular Season

Jason Coomer
Jason Coomer

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The SIUE men's and women's tennis teams will play their final two matches of the regular season this weekend as they play host to a pair of Ohio Valley Conference opponents.

The Cougars will face Morehead State Saturday and Eastern Kentucky Sunday at the SIUE Tennis Courts.  On Saturday, the SIUE men will take the court at 11 a.m. before the women's match begins at approximately 2 p.m.  The times will be reversed on Sunday, with the Cougar women beginning at 11 a.m. before the men's match starts at 2 p.m.

On the men's side, SIUE comes into the weekend with an overall record of 8-7 and a 3-4 mark in OVC play.  Freshman Nico Kuehn leads the team with an individual record of 9-3 at No. 5 singles.  In doubles, the pairing of Gary Dias and Nicolas Vincent has won three consecutive matches at No. 3 doubles.

The Cougar women currently sit at 7-12 overall and 3-5 in conference.  Freshman Monique Krutak continues to shine with an OVC-leading 16-2 individual singles record.

The OVC Championships will take place Apr. 19-21 in Paducah, Ky.  The top six teams on both the men's and women's side qualify for the conference tournament.

Complete OVC men's standings can be found here.  Women's standings are here.