Head coach Mark Booras guided the Green Wave to season-opening sweep
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."
The Green Wave will be back in action this coming Saturday when they host Troy at Noon at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.