RICHMOND, Ky. – Nico Kuehn and Patrick Gaffigan finished the regular season with singles victories Saturday as SIUE men's tennis dropped its final Ohio Valley Conference match 5-2 at Eastern Kentucky.
Kuehn fought off two match points in the third set of his No. 4 singles match against Sabastian Mueller. The Cougar senior won the match 6-3, 6-7 (4), 11-9.
Gaffigan also was victorious in three sets at No. 3 singles. He came from behind to defeat Guillem Sanchis 5-7, 6-3, 10-5.
"Throughout the year, this team has faced a variety of challenges from injuries to circumstances well outside of their control," said SIUE Head Coach Jason Coomer. "They have represented their University and themselves in a first-class manner, and I couldn't be more proud of how they conducted themselves on the court, in the classroom and in the community."
Eastern Kentucky, 18-11 overall and 7-2 in the OVC, won the doubles point and collected three straight-sets wins in singles for the team victory.
SIUE completed the regular season with an 8-14 record and a 4-5 mark in OVC play.