EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's tennis defeated Eastern Kentucky 6-1 in its final regular season match, clinching a share of the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title.
The Cougars share the title with UT Martin. Both squads ended the regular season with 9-1 OVC records.
Aranda went on to earn her seventh straight singles victory from the No. 1 spot, finishing the season with an 8-1 record.
Madeline Hill earned a win from the No. 3 spot to finish the OVC season 8-1. Krutak won her 11th straight to finish an undefeated 6-0 in conference play. Steffes won from the No. 4 spot to finish the season 7-1. McKenzie Thomas earned her fifth singles win in OVC play from the No. 6 position.
"This was a great accomplishment for our team," said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. "It was by far our most complete effort from top to bottom. We have a bigger goal in mind, and pursuit of that goal start next Saturday."
The Cougars will begin the OVC Tournament as the No. 2 seed with a first-round bye Saturday, April 23 in Nashville, Tenn.