Eagles overpower the Tigers earning the three seed in the OVC tournament


EVANSVILLE, Ind.- University of Southern Indiana Women’s Tennis (8-10) picked up a huge victory over Tennessee State University (4-19) on Saturday afternoon at the USI Tennis Courts, 6-1. The win improves the Screaming Eagles record to 4-2 at the conclusion of the regular season in the Ohio Valley Conference play.
USI will compete in three more non-conference matches to conclude the regular season. However, today’s win slots the Eagles into a three seed in the OVC tournament. The quarterfinal opponent will be played on April 19 against the six-seeded Eastern Illinois University Panthers in St. Louis, Missouri.
Doubles: USI got off to a strong start winning two of the doubles matches. The freshman duo of Sofia Davidoff (Lagny-sur-Marne, France) and Anais Negrail (Maisons-Alfort, France) took down the Tigers number one doubles opponent 7-5.
Freshman Antonia Ferrarini (Caxias do Sul, Brazil) and junior Madison Windham (Clarksville, Tennessee) added to their impressive resume together winning the doubles two matchup in dominant fashion, 6-0. The duo improves to 5-1 together on the season.
Singles: The Eagles carried the momentum into singles taking five of the six matches. Junior Abby Myers (Evansville, Indiana) took care of business winning 6-3, 6-2. Windham also make quick work in her singles five matchup, 6-4, 6-2. Davidoff joined the party with a 6-3, 6-4 victory improving her conference singles record to 4-2.
Ferrarini gutted out a win against a strong opponent in the singles two matchup 6-2, 7-6, finishing with an OVC regular season singles record of 4-2. Negrail concluded the day with a riveting singles three victory, 6-3, 6-7, 1-0. She finished with a team leading 5-1 singles record in the OVC.