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March 26, 2004

USI menís tennis wins GLVC opener

EVANSVILLE, Ind.óThe University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team opened its 2004 GLVC campaign with a 5-0 victory over Quincy University Friday. The Screaming Eagles swept doubles play at the USI Tennis Courts before rain forced singles play to be moved to Advantage Courts and Fitness.

USI (6-5, 1-0 GLVC) picked up wins at number one and two singles to pick up the 5-0 victory.

The Eagles went with a change in their normal doubles lineup as USI Head Coach Ross Brown moved the combination of sophomore Ryan Hughes (Kent, England) and junior Nim Shetty (Banglore, India) to number one doubles. The pair, which had not teamed together since February, picked up an easy 8-0 victory to improve to 6-4 overall and 2-3 at number one doubles.

Junior Kyle Taylor (Veedersburg, Indiana) and freshman Joe Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana) teamed to pick up an 8-1 victory at number two singles, while senior Weston Phillips (Henderson, Kentucky) and junior Evan Luttrell (Logansport, Indiana) reunited to pick up an 8-2 victory at number three doubles.

Epkey also picked up a 6-0, 6-3 victory at number one singles, while Phillips cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory at number two singles.

The Eagles will return to action Saturday with matches against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (9 a.m.) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2 p.m.). The matches are scheduled to take place at the USI Tennis Courts, but weather could move the matches to Advantage Courts and Fitness.

Southern Indiana 5, Quincy 0

1. Joe Epkey (USI) def. David Fuhrig 6-0, 6-3
2. Weston Phillips (USI) def. Zach Miller 6-2, 6-3
3. Nim Shetty (USI) vs. Matt Brightman (QU), no finish
4. Kyle Taylor (USI) vs. Andy Fink (QU), no finish
5. Evan Luttrell (USI) vs. Doug Sheffer (QU), no finish
6. Scott Foster (USI) vs. Trent Terwelp (QU), no finish

1. Ryan Hughes/Nim Shetty (USI) def. David Fuhrig/Zach Miller 8-0
2. Joe Epkey/Kyle Taylor (USI) def. Matt Brightman/Andy Fink 8-1
3. Weston Phillips/Evan Luttrell (USI) def. Doug Sheffer/Trent Terwelp 8-2

Dan McDonnell,
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