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United unit

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 23, 2016

One of the most rewarding aspects of athletics is team camaraderie. I didn’t play sports competitively for a majority of my life, but even from a fan’s standpoint, it’s rewarding. I’ve been a part of something I think matters and with people who I think are the greatest at what they do. Th...

Men’s tennis picked to finish second

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016

The USI men’s tennis team was picked to finish second in the GLVC East Division this year in a vote by the head coaches in the league. USI ended the 2014-15 season 15-7 overall and 5-1 in the conference. The season ended during the first round of the Division II NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament ...

Three Eagles place in ITA poll

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

USI men’s tennis begins Feb. 5, and the team is ranked 32nd in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll nationally, and fourth in the midwest. This is the fourth straight season the Eagles are ranked in this position. The team finished 15-7 overall last season and were 5-1 in matches again...

Tennis adds on for fall season

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 9, 2015

The women’s tennis team signed one high school senior to a national letter of intent for the fall 2016 season. Lauren Hambrock will join the Eagles after completing her final year at Terre Haute South Vigo High School this year. According to a press release the women’s head coach, Keely Porter be...

Men’s tennis ‘hungry’ for season start

Men’s tennis ‘hungry’ for season start

Sarah Loesch

September 9, 2015

Chris Crawford said the end of the season for men’s tennis last year was not good. “It left a bitter taste in our mouth,” the head coach said. “Or at least I know it left a bitter taste in mine.” The team ended the season with a winning record at 15-7, but they lost before making it to the NCAA ...

Joyce receives GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch

February 17, 2015

Junior Jack Joyce was named the GLVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. This past weekend during the Midwest Region he was 2-0 in singles play. He also had doubles victories with junior Joel Stern. This is the first time he has received the award in his career and the first time since 2013 that a USI...

5 players, 5 countries

Jessie Hellmann

September 17, 2013

The USI men’s tennis team knows a thing or two about different cultures. That’s because of the seven team members, five are from different countries. The members represent countries from New Zealand, Cyprus, England and Columbia. “I recruit internationally because it’s the norm for college...

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

Zane Clodfelter

April 24, 2013

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...

Boesing leads Eagles to ‘consistent success’

Zane Clodfelter

April 10, 2013

USI Head Tennis Coach Chris Crawford recruits players from every direction, with distance having no significance in his recruiting plan. Crawford’s team is diverse, with eight players from seven different countries, but he needed some help in landing the lone Indiana native on his USI tennis roste...

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