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April 24, 2002

Hall and USI tennis players honored by GLVC
USI to play Shepherd in first round of NCAA Tournament

USI menís tennis has three named All-GLVC
Hall voted Coach of the Year for the fifth time


The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced its post-season awards for menís tennis with three University of Southern Indiana players taking a spot on the All-GLVC team. Head Coach Jon Mark Hall was named GLVC Coach of the Year for the fifth time in seven seasons.

Hall will complete his tenure as the USI head coach in the NCAA Division II Tournament to become the Universityís full-time Director of Athletics. He has led the Screaming Eagles to a 122-46 record (.726) in seven seasons that have included four GLVC Tournament championships, four GLVC regular season crowns, and three appearances in the NCAA II Tournament.

Hallís Eagles have dominated the GLVC the last five seasons, accumulating a record of 59-2 against league foes. USI has posted four perfect GLVC regular season records in the last five years.

Topping the list of USI players on the All-GLVC team is junior number one player Paulus Halim (Indonesia). Halim posted an 11-5 record at number one singles, 5-3 in the GLVC. Overall, Halim is tied for fourth on the team with a 15-9 record.

Halim was joined on the All-GLVC team by his doubles partner senior Chris Crawford (Jeffersonville, Indiana). Crawford and Halim teamed together for a 10-5 record at number two doubles, while posting a 7-1 record in GLVC matches. The pair was 14-8 overall.

Individually, Crawford tied Halim with a 15-9 record at number three singles with a perfect 7-0 record in GLVC matches.

Sophomore Weston Phillips (Henderson, Kentucky) is the third USI player to be named All-GLVC. Phillips was second on the team with a 13-3 record at number two singles, posting a 6-1 record in the GLVC. Overall, Phillips is 18-6 and has won 47 singles matches in two seasons.

Phillips also teamed with freshman Chris McCreight (Jeffersonville, Indiana) for an 11-4 record at number three doubles, 7-1 in the GLVC. Phillips and McCreight tied for the team lead with a 14-6 overall record in doubles.

USI to play Shepherd in the
first round of NCAA Tournament


The University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team (15-3) will play Shepherd College (22-1) in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in Midland, Michigan. USI will play Shepherd at 9 a.m. (CT) on May 3.

This is the third straight NCAA II Tournament appearance for the Screaming Eagles.

Shepherd plays in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and is located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Rams captured the WVIAC championship for the first time since 1988 on a tie-breaker with West Virginia Wesleyan College last weekend.

USI is led by its all-time winningest singles player, senior Ethan Davis (Sullivan, Indiana), who has a record of 19-7 overall. Davis is followed by sophomore Weston Phillips (Henderson, Kentucky), who is 18-6 overall and has 47 wins in just two seasons with USI.

At doubles, junior Paulus Halim (Indonesia) and senior Chris Crawford (Jeffersonville, Indiana) lead the Eagles with a 14-6 record in the number one position. Phillips and freshman Chris McCreight (Jeffersonville, Indiana) tied the number one pair in wins with a 14-7 record in number three doubles.

GLVC members Northern Kentucky University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis join USI in the sub-regionals. NKU, who will play Northwood University, joins USI in the sub-regional in Midland, while UMSL will play Wayne State University in the sub-regional hosted by Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

In the Midlandís bracket, Northwood is the host and the number one seed while USI is second Shepherd is third and NKU is fourth. UMSL is the number three seed in the Big Rapidís bracket while Ferris State is number one Wayne State


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