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February 03, 2004

Phillips will begin quest for record on February 21

In his first season, Weston Phillips set the University of Southern Indiana single season record for singles victories with 29. In his final season, Phillips will be shooting for the career record.

The Henderson, Kentucky, native has been a fixture in the USI singles line-up since his arrival in 2000. Phillips won 29 matches as a freshman at number six singles, following up with 19 wins as a sophomore and 15 wins as a junior at number two singles.

A senior, Phillips is USIís number one singles player, with an 8-1 overall record, and reached the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Great Lakes Regional last fall.

Phillips also is a double threat for the Eagles, combining with freshman Joe Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana) and junior Evan Luttrell (Logansport, Indiana) for an 8-1 doubles records.

The Screaming Eagles (2-1) and Phillips begin their spring season February 21 when they host the University of Tennessee-Martin at Advantage Court and Fitness in Evansville. Start time will be 6 p.m.

Not only does USIís two-time All-GLVC performer want to finish his collegiate career on a record-breaking note, but he also wants to help the team to new heights. Since Phillipsí arrival at USI, the Eagles have advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament three times, won two GLVC Tournament Championships, and a GLVC regular season title.

He also was a member of the 2002 team when USI picked up its first menís tennis victory in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Following the opening match with Tennessee-Martin, the Eagles will be on the road. The road matches will include the spring trip to Florida between March 6 and March 11 and the GLVC opener at Bellarmine University on March 23.

The Eagles begin the GLVC home schedule and a six-match homestand March 26 against Quincy University at the USI Tennis Courts. The homestand will include five conference games and a match with NCAA Division I Murray State University.

The GLVC Tournament is scheduled for April 16-17 at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Quincy University will be the tournament host this spring.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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