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March 22, 2008

Eagles fall to Rockhurst, Drury in GLVC openers

at Rockhurst (1-0, 1-0 GLVC): 8, Southern Indiana (3-7, 0-2 GLVC): 1
-Friday Box Score

at #5 Drury (7-2, 2-0 GLVC): 9, Southern Indiana: 0
-Saturday Box Score

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The University of Southern Indiana men's tennis team ran into a buzz-saw as it fell to No. 5 Drury University, 9-0, Saturday morning. The Screaming Eagles also fell to Rockhurst University, 8-1, in its GLVC opener Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

Drury (7-2, 2-0 GLVC) defeated the Eagles, 3-0, in doubles play before posting straight-set victories in all six singles matches.

Christoph Burger

In number one singles, the Panthers posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory in a match that featured Drury's second-ranked Stefan Borg against USI senior and 38th-ranked Christoph Burger (Wasserburg, Germany).

Burger led the Eagles (3-7, 0-2 GLVC) on the weekend with his straight-set victory against Rockhurst's Garrett Fischer at number one singles.

Despite the win at number one singles, the Eagles saw Rockhurst (1-0, 1-0 GLVC) post three straight wins in doubles action to take the early lead. The Hawks also posted four straight-set victories in singles action to complete the 8-1 win.

USI opens its home slate Friday when it hosts the University of Indianapolis in a men's and women's doubleheader at the USI Tennis Courts. Match time is slated for 3 p.m.

Dan McDonnell,
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