Former SIUE tennis star Ken Flach died Monday in Calfornia from complications from bronchitis & pneumonia.  He was 54 years old. 

 

Flach won NCAA Division II singles & doubles titles at SIUE in 1981, '82, & '83.  He joined (SIUE) Cougar teammate Robert Seguso to also capture 4 Grand Slam titles with 2 at Wimbledon (1987-1988) & 2 at the U.S. Open (1985 & 1993).  He also won 2 Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles.

 

 

Other career highlights for Flach:

>won an Olympic gold medal in 1988

>Flach & Seguso represented the U.S. in Davis Cup play from 1985-to-1991

>inducted into the St. Louis tennis Hall of Fame in 1998

>inducted into the SIUE athletics Hall of Fame in 2008