September 15, 2001
Crawford leads USI in fall tournament
University of Southern Indiana senior Chris Crawford (Jeffersonville, Indiana) won his second straight Great Lakes Valley Conference Fall Invitational crown by winning the Red Flight in straight sets over Ryan Van Donselear of the University of Indianapolis (6-1, 6-0) Saturday afternoon at USI. Crawford has been in the championship match of a flight, each of the last three GLVC Fall Inviationals.
Crawford was the lone Eagle to appear in a singles championship match this year. USI had dominated the last two invitationals, placing 12 players in the championship match of seven flights the previous two seasons.
Crawford also advanced to the finals of one the two doubles flights with junior transfer Paulus Halim (Bandung, Indonesia). The pair lost to R.B. Hervey and Marko Saulovic of the University of Indianapolis (8-4).
The next action for the Eagles will be at the Indiana Tennis Association Championships Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information