Jan. 19, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The 68TH-ranked Tulane men's tennis team swept both matches of Sunday's double header with 7-0 wins against Jackson State in the morning and Alcorn State in the afternoon at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.
The Green Wave (2-0) opened the day by taking the doubles point against JSU with wins on courts one and two, including the first dual match win for the 38th-ranked pair of Sebastian Rey and Alex Van Cott, 6-2, over Kashyap Ashok and Ryan Swanier of Jackson State.
Tulane's young line-up that featured one senior, two sophomores and a pair of freshman, breezed through the singles competition, winning five of the six matches in straight sets, including perfect 6-0, 6-0, wins from Dominik Koepfer (court one), Rey (court two) and Ian Van Cott (court six).
Ian Van Cott's victory was the match-clinching win for the Green Wave against JSU.
The afternoon match featured the same youthful line-up for Tulane that resulted in five straight sets wins, including a perfect 6-0, 6-0, victory by Takuma Ohashi on court three.
Jao Chi-Shan's, 6-2, 6-1, win on court four clinched the match for the Green Wave.
"This was a great way to start our season," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The guys did a great job of maintaining their concentration throughout the very long day against two tough teams."