SIU wraps up the regular season at 6-15 overall and 0-3 in MVC play.
The SIU men's tennis team will play conference rival Illinois State University for fifth place on Sunday.
Freshmen duo Ransom Braaten and Daniel Martinez earn their third straight doubles match victory.
After Alex Pozo's third-set win to tie the match, Jonny Rigby secured the deciding point for SIU in a third-set tiebreaker.
SIU will look to earn another win at home on Saturday when they host Northern Illinois at 10 a.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Wichita State, 4/7/12
2013-14: Went 11-17 overall in singles play, 8-10 in the dual-match season...Finished the season with the second most doubles wins with Jorge Cavero, going 17-11 overall.
2012-13:Finished singles play with a record of 3-4 and a doubles record of 13-9 with partners Jorge Cavero and Orhan Spahic...Held second most doubles wins in the No. 2 position with Jorge Cavero.
2011-12: Went 5-10 in singles in the dual-match season (5-16 overall) in his first season as a Saluki, predominately at No. 6 singles...Secured Saluki victory against Bradley on April 21 (W, 4-3) with a 7-6 (5). 1-6, 6-4 victory over BU's Michael Davis at No. 6 singles...Had a team-best 9-7 record in doubles on the dual-match season with partner Orhan Spahic and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.
Personal: Majoring in Finance...Son of Yarek and Lidia Opieczonek...Has three sisters: Natalia (20), Agata (14) and Karolina (14).