In the No. 1 doubles spot, SIUE's Ann-Christine Link and Tupper fell in a close match to Liza Petushkova and Kenya Williams, 6-4.
The Cougars won their two points in singles play. In No. 2 singles, SIUE's Tupper defeated Carmen Palumbo, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8. Kamdem defeated Sophia Haleas, 7-5, 1-5, after Haleas retired from play. SIUE's Munteanu lost her first No. 1 singles match of the season against Liza Petushkova, 6-2, 6-4.
SIUE will be back in action Sunday against Northern Iowa, doubles is set to get underway at 11 a.m.