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March 22, 2009

Eagles upend Western Kentucky

at Southern Indiana (3-3): 5
Western Kentucky (8-6): 4
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EVANSVILLE, Ind.Had it been at Western Kentucky University and playing by NCAA Division I scoring rules, the University of Southern Indiana men's tennis team would have had to come back to Evansville with a tough setback.

Luckily for the Screaming Eagles, they were opening their home schedule Sunday and playing by Division II scoring rules, which counts all three doubles matches instead of awarding one point to which ever team walks away with at least two wins in the three doubles matches.

The Eagles (3-3) won all three doubles matches; then grabbed straight-set victories at number two and six singles to best the Division I Hilltoppers, 5-4, and win their home opener at the USI Tennis Courts.

Sophomore Joseph Boesing (Floyds Knobs, Indiana) won 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at number two singles, while senior Dustin Thomas (Corydon, Indiana) picked up a straight-set victory at number six singles to preserve the thrilling 5-4 win for the Eagles.

Boesing also teamed with freshman Diego Gimenez (Barquisimeto, Venezuela) for an 8-4 win at number one doubles.

Western Kentucky (8-6) kept the match close by claiming straight-set wins at number one, three, four, and five singles.

USI returns to action Friday when it hosts No. 8 Drury University at 9 a.m. and Saint Joseph's College at 2 p.m. at the USI Tennis Courts.

Dan McDonnell,
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