February 27, 2005
USI menís tennis wins home opener
EVANSVILLE, Ind.ĖThe University of Southern Indiana menís tennis team won its home opener Saturday evening, 6-3, over regional opponent Grand Valley State University at Advantage Court and Fitness in Evansville. USI raises its record to 2-3 overall, while GVSU falls to 4-2.
The Screaming Eagles trailed after the doubles play, 2-1, with junior Ryan Hughes (England) and senior Nim Shetty (India) winning the number two match, 8-3. The pair raised their record to 9-5 overall this year. Sophomore Joe Epkeyand freshman Jarrod Epkey (Greenwood, Indiana) lost at number one for only the second time in 2004-05, dropping their record to 17-2.
In singles play, the Eagle won five the six matches. Joe Epkey raised his record to 5-0 in dual matches at number one singles and to 15-3 overall this year. Jarrod Epkey, Shetty, Hughes, and freshman Andrew McGuire (Greenwood, Indiana) also picked up wins in singles action.
The next action for the Eagles will be on the road March 5 at Murray State University at 5 p.m. USIís next home match will be March 15 when DePauw University comes to Evansville to play the Eagles at the USI Tennis Courts.
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information