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October 09, 2004

USI individuals at the Louisville Invitational

LOUISVILLE, KY– University of Southern Indiana senior Nim Shetty (India) advanced to the “C” flight quarterfinals of the Louisville Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville after the first day of action. Shetty defeated Brian Savino of Wright State (7-5, 7-6) in the opening round and Scott Elwell of the University of Iowa in the second round (6-4, 6-3) to advance.

Eagles’ sophomore Joe Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana) and freshman Jarrod Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana) lost in the second round of the “A” and “B” flight, respectively. Joe Epkey defeated Louisville’s Stefan Naughton (7-5, 7-5), but lost to the University of Illinois’ Evan Zeder in the second round (6-2, 6-4). Jarrod Epkey won his opening match with Brett Taylor of Iowa in a dramatic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) straight set victory, but lost to Bradley University’s Mark Muskievicz in his second match (6-4, 7-6 (5).

In doubles, the Epkey brothers advanced to the quarterfinals with an opening match victory over Gustavo Anzola and Dirk Prinsloo of the University of Tennessee-Martin in the “A” doubles flight. Shetty and junior Ryan Hughes (England) lost in their “B” flight doubles match to Will Wang and Jack Komar of the DePaul University.

Tennis Match Results
Louisville Invitational
Oct 09, 2004 at Louisville, KY

First Round
Singles competition:
A Flight

Epkey, Joe (USI) def. Naughton, Stefan (Louisville) 7-5, 7-5
B Flight
Epkey, Jarrod (USI) def. Taylor, Brett (Iowa) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)
C Flight
Shetty, Nim (USI) def. Savino, Brian (Wright State) 7-5, 7-6
Holm, Andrew (Iowa) def. Hughes, Ryan (USI) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition:
A Flight

Epkey, Joe/Epkey, Jarrod (USI) def. Anzola, Gustavo/Prinsloo, Dirk (UT-Martin) 9-7
B Flight
Wang, Will/Komar, Jack (DePaul) def. Hughes, Ryan/Shetty, Nim (USI) 8-4

Second Round

Singles competition:
A Flight

Zedder, Evan (Illinois) def. Epkey, Joe (USI) 6-2, 6-4

B Flight
Muskievicz, Mark (Bradley) def. Epkey, Jarrod (USI) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

C Flight
Shetty, Nim (USI) def. Elwell, Scott (Iowa) 6-4, 6-3

C Flight Consolation
Hughes, Ryan (USI) def. Leffler, Zak (IU-Southeast) 8-1

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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