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October 08, 2004

USI womenís tennis puts three on All-GLVC team
Wilhoite named Freshman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, INĖUniversity of Southern Indiana womenís tennis freshman Sara Wilhoite (Connersville, Indiana) was named the GLVC Freshman of the Year and leads three Screaming Eagles onto the GLVC All-Conference team Friday. Wilhoite was joined on the team by junior Ashley Rees (Vincennes, Indiana) and freshman Reilly Ackerman (Allendale, Illinois).

This is the most All-GLVC performers on a single USI team since the league coaches began voting for the awards in 1995.

Wilhoite, who becomes USIís third Freshman of the Year since the 1999-2000 season, leads the Eagles into the GLVC Tournament Friday as the teamís number one singles player. She is 9-6 overall as a freshman, but has posted a 7-2 GLVC record.

Rees, who was the GLVC Freshman of the Year in 2002-03, was named to the All-GLVC team for the third time. She is 9-3 overall at number two singles and has a 7-1 mark in the GLVC.

Rees and Wilhoite have combined this year as USIís number one doubles team. They have posted an 8-3 overall record and are 7-1 in GLVC action.

Ackerman has stepped into the number three singles slot in 2004 and has recorded a 9-5 overall record, 7-2 in the GLVC. She also has combined with her senior sister, Kalie, at number three doubles to produce a 5-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the GLVC.

The Eagles opened GLVC Tournament action against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friday at the Indianapolis Tennis Center.

Maria Hornung - Bellarmine
Lindsey Fischer - Indianapolis
Ashley Liles - Indianapolis
Laura Phillipp - Indianapolis
Yuliya Kuznets - Lewis
Allison Schmitz - Lewis
Lindsay England - Northern Kentucky
Kari Goodrich - Northern Kentucky
Chrissy Yingst - SIU Edwardsville
Reilly Ackerman - Southern Indiana
Ashley Rees - Southern Indiana
Sara Wilhoite - Southern Indiana

Yuliya Kuznets - Lewis
Sara Wilhoite - Southern Indiana

The Coach of the Year will be announced at the conclusion of the tournament.

USI women's tennis advances to GLVC Championship match

USI 5, Lewis 4
USI 5, SIU Edwardsville 0

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.óThe University of Southern Indiana womenís tennis team will play for a GLVC championship Saturday thanks to a 5-0 victory over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a thrilling 5-4 victory over Lewis University in the first and second rounds of the GLVC Tournament at the Indianapolis Tennis Center.more

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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