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April 14, 2004

USI menís tennis is number two seed in conference tournament
Eagles will play Saint Josephís in first round

The University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team is the number two seed in the GLVC Tournament scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 16-17 at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. USI plays Saint Josephís College, the number seven seed, in the first round Friday.

The Screaming Eagles, who are ranked fourth in the Great Lakes Region, won the first meeting of the year with the Pumas, 8-1, back on April 2.

USI (12-6, 7-1 GLVC) is led by freshman Joe Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana), who is ranked ninth in the Great Lakes Region. Epkey was 18-6 at number one singles in his first season with the Eagles and a perfect 7-0 in the league. He also combined with junior Kyle Taylor (Veedersburg, Indiana) to go 9-3 at number two doubles, 7-1 in the GLVC.

Following Epkey in the singles win column is senior Weston Phillips (Henderson, Kentucky), USIís all-time leader in singles victories. Phillips, a two-time All-GLVC performer who is ranked 11th in the Great Lakes Region, is 17-6 overall at number two singles, 7-1 in the GLVC.

GLVC Tournament Schedule:
Friday, April 16:

Match 1: #1 N. Kentucky vs #8 Quincy (9:00 a.m.)
Match 2: #2 S. Indiana vs #7 Saint Joseph's (9:00 a.m.)
Match 3: #3 Indianapolis vs #6 Missouri-St. Louis (9:00 a.m.)
Match 4: # 4 SIU Edwardsville vs # 5 Bellarmine (9:00 a.m.)

Match 5: Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 4 (1:00 p.m.)
Match 6: Winner of Match 2 vs Winner of Match 3 (1:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 17:
Match 7: Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6 (9:00 a.m.)
GLVC Championship Trophy Presentation

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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