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March 30, 2002

USI menís tennis opens GLVC play with two wins

The 40th-ranked University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team opened its 2002 Great Lakes Valley Conference schedule with a pair of road victories this weekend. The Screaming Eagles started the action Friday in Indianapolis, Indiana with a 5-4 win over the 36th-ranked team in the nation, the University of Indianapolis, and ended it this morning with a 5-4 victory against Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

Seniors Chris Crawford (Jeffersonville, Indiana) and Ethan Davis (Sullivan, Indiana) both went 2-0 in singles competition while sophomore Weston Phillips (Henderson, Kentucky) and freshman Chris McCreight (Jeffersonville, Indiana) teamed to go a perfect 2-0 in doubles action.

The Eagles, which improve to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the GLVC, will travel to Louisville, Kentucky to take on Bellarmine University Tuesday, April 2. USI will return home to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friday, April 5, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis as well as Quincy University Saturday, April 7.

Friday, March 29
#40 University of Southern Indiana 5, @ #36 University of Indianapolis 4
1. Marko Saulovic (UI) def. Paulus Halim (USI) 6-3, 7-6
2. R.B. Henry (UI) def. Weston Phillips (USI) 6-2, 7-5
3. Chris Crawford (USI) def. Mounir Salhi (UI) 6-4, 6-0
4. Ryan VanDonselaar (UI) def. Bhavesh Chadda (USI) 6-2, 7-5
5. Ethan Davis (USI) def. Justin Brown (UI) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
6. Daniel Halim (USI) def. Scooter DeMare (UI) 7-5, 6-0

1. Saulovic/Henry (UI) def. P. Halim/Crawford (USI) 8-3
2. Chadda/Davis (USI) def. Brown/Salhi (UI) 8-6
3. Phillips/Chris McCreight (USI) def. Brandon Cook/VanDonselaar (UI) 8-5

Saturday, March 30
#40 University of Southern Indiana 5, @ Northern Kentucky University 4
1. Amine Benjelloun (NKU) def. Paulus Halim (USI) 6-1, 6-4
2. Weston Phillips (USI) def. Chris Robertson (NKU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Chris Crawford (USI) def. Ted Walkup (NKU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Billy Hopkins (NKU) def. Bhavesh Chadda (USI) 6-2, 7-6
5. Ethan Davis (USI) def. Nick Herzog (NKU) 6-0, 7-5
6. Jon Peters (NKU) def. Daniel Halim (USI) 6-4, 7-6

1. P. Halim/Crawford (USI) def. Benjelloun/Robertson (NKU) 8-1
2. Hopkins/Ronnie Pedro (NKU) def. Chadda/Davis (USI) 8-6
3. Phillips/Chris McCreight (USI) def. Tim Geraci/Peters (NKU) 8-5

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