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March 22, 2008

Eagles fall to Rockhurst, Drury in GLVC openers

at Rockhurst (1-0, 1-0 GLVC): 7, Southern Indiana (0-8, 0-2 GLVC): 2
-Friday Box Score

at #19 Drury (9-1, 3-0 GLVC): 9, Southern Indiana: 0
-Saturday Box Score

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.The University of Southern Indiana women's tennis team suffered a 9-0 setback at the hands of No. 19 Drury University Saturday morning. The Screaming Eagles also fell to Rockhurst University, 7-2, Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

Drury (9-1, 3-0 GLVC) dominated the match from the start, posting 8-1 victories in both number one and number three doubles as well as an 8-2 victory in number two doubles.

USI (0-8, 0-2 GLVC) went quietly in singles' action as the nationally-ranked Panthers posted straight-set victories in all six singles' matches.

In their 7-2 setback to Rockhurst (1-0, 1-0 GLVC), the Eagles fell behind early in the match as they dropped all three doubles matches, including a 10-8 tie-breaker in number two doubles.

The Eagles battled back in singles competition, winning matches at number five and six singles. However, USI suffered three-set losses at number one, three, and four singles as the Hawks completed the 7-2 victory.

Maggie Epkey



Jennie LaBonte


For the weekend, senior Maggie Epkey (Sellersburg, Indiana) and freshman Jennie LaBonte (Indianapolis, Indiana) led the Eagles with their wins against Rockhurst. Epkey posted a 6-4, 6-3 win against Brittany Hanna at number five singles, while LaBonte defeated Julie Schwarz 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 at number six singles.

USI opens its home slate Friday when it hosts No. 37 University of Indianapolis in a men's and women's doubleheader at the USI Tennis Courts. Match time is slated for 3 p.m.

Dan McDonnell,
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