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Men’s tennis transitions into form

Men’s tennis transitions into form

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The men’s tennis team won its most recent match Saturday 8-1 against Lindenwood University. Before Saturday’s win, the team had lost three straight matches. Head coach Chris Crawford said he doesn’t believe the team is bad despite these early season losses. He said struggles are typical for youn...

Men’s tennis set sights on conference

Men’s tennis set sights on conference

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports

Samuel Kiladejo said this year’s tennis team is closer than ever. “Since I’ve been here for a year, it’s felt like more of a team,” Kiladejo said. The sophomore said he made the transition from his European lifestyle, where playing tennis is more of a personal focus. “(Tennis in Londo...

Shutout starts season

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Sports Briefs

The men’s tennis team started its 2016 season with a 9-0 win over Indiana University-Southeast. The Eagles were led by sophomore Samuel Kiladejo who played the number one singles position during the match at the Evansville Tennis Center. Kiladejo lost his first set but came back in the second se...

Q&A with Jack Joyce

Holly Coon
February 25
Filed under Sports

Junior tennis player Jack Joyce was recently named the Great Lakes Valley Men's Conference Tennis Player of the Week. The honor followed his strong performances against Tiffin University on Feb. 13, and against Walsh University on February 15. He was 2-0 in singles matches and while partnered with fellow...

Men’s tennis dominates Tiffin

Sarah Loesch
February 17
Filed under Sports Briefs

The men’s tennis team won its second match of the season, against Tiffin University 9-0. The team won all three of its doubles matches to give itself a strong lead. The players continued strongly in their singles matches, only losing one. Juniors Jack Joyce and Joel Stern led them in doubles play...

Men’s tennis to focus on three main goals

Men’s tennis to focus on three main goals

Sarah Loesch
February 3
Filed under Sports

The spring season for the men’s tennis team starts Friday and with that comes the opportunity for the team to start making headway towards its season goals. Coach Chris Crawford said the team has three goals for the season that stick to a pretty sequential order. “Our main goal is to win confe...

Eagles heading to Sweet 16

Zane Clodfelter
May 1
Filed under News

The USI men’s tennis program has won six GLVC championships, including a title this season, but never before had the program reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. No. 40 USI (17-4) made history as the program’s first to make it to the Sweet 16 with a 5-0 win over No. 34 Ferris State (16-...

Men’s tennis team wins sixth GLVC title in program history

Zane Clodfelter
April 24
Filed under Sports

All season long, Southern Indiana Tennis Head Coach Chris Crawford wanted his team to play with the level of potential he knew they had. On Saturday, the Eagles exceeded his expectations when No. 40 USI won the GLVC Championship, defeating No. 20 Drury 5-3 in Indianapolis. “I saw more than what I’ve eve...

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