University of Southern Indiana Men’s Tennis will face Rockhurst University in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship Friday at noon at the Washington University-St. Louis’ Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles are the third seed in the East, while Rockhurst is the second seed in the West.
USI comes into the tournament with a 16-9 overall record, 4-2 in the GLVC, while Rockhurst is 12-6 overall, 4-1 GLVC. The Eagles defeated the Hawks, 5-4, March 19 as part of the non-conference Midwest Region Crossover.
Leading the way for the Eagles will be freshman Denis Davydov (Chorvatsky Grob, Slovakia) and senior Aaron Barris (Marietta, Georgia). Davydov is 20-10 in singles play this year, primarily at the number two spot in the lineup. Barris has compiled a 17-5 record while playing predominantly at number four. Barris is also 17-5 at doubles with junior Samuel Kiladejo (London, England), having played at both number one and two.
Other quarterfinal matches include East Division champion Indianapolis against the fourth seed from the West, Quincy, West Division champion Drury versus the East’s fourth seed, McKendree, and Lewis, the two seed from the East, playing Missouri-St. Louis, the third seed from the West.
Those matches will take place at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center, along with the semifinals on Saturday and the championship on Sunday.