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April 25, 2008

USI loses to Rockhurst in first round

Box Score: Rockhurst 5, Southern Indiana 1

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana men's tennis team saw its season come to a close in the first round of the GLVC Tournament, losing to Rockhurst University, 5-1, Friday afternoon in Indianapolis, Indiana. USI finishes the season with a 8-12 overall record.

USI senior Christoph Burger (Germany) and junior Nathan Sexton (Santee, California) posted the Eagles only victory on Friday at number one doubles, defeating the Hawk's Paul Ravkin and Arturo Baravalle, 9-7. Burger and Sexton finish the year with a 9-7 doubles mark.

Burger named All-GLVC
Senior earns conference honors for second year

EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana men's tennis senior Christoph Burger (Germany) was named All-GLVC for the second straight year by the conference coaches. Burger, who has been USI's top player the last two years, has a singles record of 17-7 and a doubles record of 13-11 in 2007-08.

In the dual matches this season, Burger was 13-5 at number one singles and combined with junior Nathan Sexton (Santee, California) for 9-7 record at number one doubles.

Men's Tennis All-GLVC Team
Stefan Borg, Drury
Christoph Burger, Southern Indiana
Andreas Dimke, Missouri-St. Louis
Garrett Fischer, Rockhurst
Paulo Gonzalez, SIU Edwardsville
Nick Janssen-Bernard, Bellarmine
Federico Levi, Drury
Nikola Prpic, Drury
Paul Ravkin, Rockhurst
Nahom Serekeberhan, Drury
Boris Simic, Missouri-St. Louis
Jan Stastny, Indianapolis

Player of the Year - Stefan Borg, Drury
Freshman of the Year Paulo Gonzalez, SIUE

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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