Southern Illinois struggled to gain ground Saturday in final regular season match.
Southern Illinois battled its MVC foe Saturday in its final home match of the season.
Southern Illinois records its third consecutive conference win Friday.
SIU opens conference weekend undefeated.
The Salukis record their first conference win of the season Saturday.
Men's Tennis vs. Wichita State, 4/7/12
2012-13: Finished with a team high singles record of 18-9 with a 4-2 finish in MVC play... Held a 12-match win streak between January 27 and April 12... Compiled a 10-9 doubles record with partner Jonny Rigby earning All-Conference recognition...MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention.
2011-12: Named to the MVC All-Select team and was an honorable mention to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team...Played 85 percent of Southern's singles matches at the No. 1 position in his first season at SIU, going 8-9 (9-10 dual-match; 12-17 overall)...Was 1-3 against four nationally ranked opponents in 2011-12 who held a collective average ranking of 66.5...Defeated Wichita State's Matheus Pereira at the MVC Individual Championships in Flight One, who was ranked nationally at No. 66...Went 9-8 in doubles in dual-match play (12-12 overall) with three different partners -- Jorge Cavero, Stanislas Rodier and Jordan Snyder.
Prior to SIU: Played number one singles and doubles at Shorter University for two years before transferring...Ranked nationally in NAIA...Played twice in the NAIA National Championships.
Personal: Majoring in Business Economics...Born Feb. 8, 1990, in Geneva, Switzerland...Son of Nouredine, a diplomat, and Ilham, a secretary...Has one brother, Adnane (25).