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March 17, 2007

USI reaches .500 with two wins
Eagles defeat IUS and Bellarmine 5-4

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The University of Southern Indiana women's tennis team reached the .500 mark by defeating Indiana University Southeast Friday and Bellarmine University Saturday, 5-4. USI is 4-4 in dual match contests this spring.

Audra Bartelt

In the win over IUS, the Eagles started the contest by winning two of the three doubles matches. Senior Audra Bartelt (Jasper, Indiana) and freshman Katie Jo Clagg (Terre Haute, Indiana) won at number two doubles, 8-3, while senior Maggie Coffman (Sellersburg, Indiana) and freshman Gretchen Cantwell (Vincennes, Indiana) were victorious at number three doubles, 8-5.

In the singles action, senior Kimberly Decker (Brownsburg, Indiana) led the way with a victory at number two singles. She was followed by Bartelt and Cantwell with wins at number three and five singles, respectively, to seal the victory.

At Bellarmine, the Eagles started slowly in singles play. USI was 2-4 in singles, getting wins by Decker and Bartelt at number two and three singles, respectively.

Kim Decker

USI got on track in double play, sweeping the three matches. Seniors Betsy Gentry (Anderson, Indiana) and Decker started with an 8-3 win at number one, while Bartelt and Clagg won 8-2 at number two. Coffman and freshman Kyla Dorsett (Columbus, Indiana) completed the sweep with a 9-8 win on a 7-5 tie-breaker.

The Eagles will play their first home match of the season Tuesday when they host DePauw University at the USI Tennis Courts. Match time is 4 p.m.

Box Score: USI vs. IUS

Box Score: USI vs. Bellarmine

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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