The loss concluded the Redbirds' season.
Head coach Cris James was impressed with the effort shown by his team.
The Redbirds beat Southern Illinois, 4-3, giving them a 2-3 MVC record going into the State Farm MVC Tournament next weekend.
The Redbirds won 1-of-3 matches in doubles play and 2-of-6 matches in singles action.
The loss moves the Redbirds to 6-11 overall and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
2010-11: Will not be eligible to compete until Spring 2012 season.
Prior to Illinois State: Ranked in the top 100 in men's open singles rankings in Australia. Attended school in Spain for two years. Has recorded ATP points in doubles.
Personal: Born 4/10/91 ... Son of Sue and Victor Badenko ... Has a younger brother, Connor (17)... Major: Finance.