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March 30, 2008

Eagles even up GLVC record with wins over UIndy, NKU

at Southern Indiana (5-7, 2-2 GLVC): 6, Indianapolis (2-8, 0-2 GLVC): 3
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at Southern Indiana: 5, Northern Kentucky (3-8, 1-2 GLVC): 4
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EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana men's tennis team posted a 6-3 victory over the University of Indianapolis Friday evening, then came back Saturday to top Northern Kentucky University, 5-4, and pull to the .500 mark in league play.

USI (5-7, 2-2 GLVC) gained wins at number two and three doubles to take a 2-1 advantage over the Greyhounds Friday evening. The Screaming Eagles clinched their first league win by posting straight-set victories at number one, three, four, and six singles.

On Saturday, USI came back from a 2-1 deficit after falling at number one and three doubles. The Eagles recorded straight-set victories at number one, two, and three singles and benefited from a super-set tie-breaker in the first set at number five singles to post their fourth straight-set victory of the match and pull off the come-from-behind win.

Christoph Burger

Andrew McGuire

Seniors Christoph Burger (Wasserburg, Germany) and Andrew McGuire (Greenwood, Indiana) led the Eagles with two wins apiece in singles play, while McGuire teamed with freshman Ben Hamm (Batesville, Indiana) to record a pair of wins at number two doubles. McGuire posted a win at number three singles Friday and number two singles Saturday, while Burger's wins came at number one singles.

USI returns to action Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. when it hosts DePauw University at the USI Tennis Courts. The Eagles return to league play Friday when they visit Quincy University for a 2 p.m. men's and women's doubleheader.

Dan McDonnell,
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