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March 03, 2003

USI menís tennis falls to Western Kentucky

The University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team dropped its 2003 season opener Saturday afternoon, falling to Western Kentucky University, 4-3. The Screaming Eagles, 0-1, split in singles action but fell in doubles action, 2-1 (Division I tennis counts doubles play as one point).

USIís victories were in number four, five, and six singles as well as number two doubles. The Eagles will head to Orlando, Florida, next Monday through Wednesday, March 10-12, to take on Cleveland State University, Western New England College, and St. Cloud State University. The Eagles will be at the University of Evansville Tuesday, March 25.

Western Kentucky University (1-5) 4, University of Southern Indiana (0-1) 3

1. Mikus Paipars (WKU) def. Paulus Halim (USI) 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3
2. Stanislaus Rabinovics (WKU) def. Weston Phillips (USI) 6-2, 6-3
3. Evalds Jurans (WKU) def. Bhavesh Chadda (USI) 6-2, 6-3
4. Ryan Hughes (USI) def. Franco Serra (WKU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Daniel Halim (USI) def. Ryan Durham (WKU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Chris McCreight (USI) def. Josh Haines (WKU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

1. Paipars/Rabinovics (WKU) def. P. Halim/D. Halim (USI) 8-0
2. Phillips/Chadda (USI) def. Serra/Haines (WKU) 8-5
3. Jurans/Anders Singdahlson (WKU) def. Hughes/McCreight (USI) 5-8

Dan McDonnell,
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