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USI Falls in Horizon League Home Opening Weekend


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Tennis fell in their Horizon League home opening matches this weekend, falling to Belmont University on Saturday, 4-0, and to Tennessee State University on Sunday, 7-0. The Screaming Eagles fall to 5-11 (1-3 Horizon League) on the season while the Bruins improved to 11-6 (2-0 Horizon League) and the Tigers improved to 5-12 (1-2 Horizon League).
USI vs Belmont
Belmont was able to take both the number one and three doubles matches to claim the point for the Bruins while the number two doubles match went unfinished.
Belmont continued to dominate in singles as they took the number two, three, and four singles matches to win the match. The number five and six singles matches went unfinished in the first set while the number one singles went unfinished in the second set.
USI vs Tennessee State
Tennessee State was able to claim the doubles point after taking the number one and two doubles matches. The number three doubles went unfinished.
The Tigers would go on to sweep the singles matches to claim a match victory over the Eagles. The number one, three, four, and six singles matches were all won in two sets, the number three single going to a first set tiebreaker. While freshman Omar ElSamahy (Cairo, Egypt) and senior Yahor Bahdanovich (Minsk, Belarus) were able to take their matches to a third set.
Up Next for USI:
The Eagles continue their home stand on April 1 when they host Tennessee Tech University at 9 am at the USI Tennis Courts for a Horizon League matchup. USI concludes the five-match home stand on April 7 when they host Duquesne University at the USI Tennis Courts.

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