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April 01, 2006

USI starts GLVC schedule, 0-2

Box Score: Rockhurst 9, USI 0

Box Score: Drury 7, USI 1

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana lost a pair to open the 2006 GLVC schedule this weekend. The Screaming Eagles lost on the road to Rockhurst University, 9-0, and to Drury University, 7-1.

At Rockhurst, the Hawks downed the Eagles in straight sets, except at number one singles. USI senior Ryan Hughes (England) took Gareth Dowdell to a third set tie-breaker before losing 0-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5).

At Drury, the Panthers defeated the Eagles, 7-1. Hughes and freshman Bodene Scott (Australia) picked up a victory in number one doubles, 8-5, to prevent the shutout.

The Eagles resume action at the USI Tennis Courts next week when they host Northern Kentucky University and the University of Indianapolis for non-conference matches. USI plays NKU Friday at 2 p.m. and Indianapolis Saturday at 10 a.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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