Feb. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Freshman Dominik Koepfer continued his success in singles for the Tulane men's tennis team and was a bright spot in the Green Wave's 6-1 loss to No. 27 Texas Tech at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.
Koepfer improved to 7-0 and scored Tulane's (4-3) lone point of the match. The Furtwangen, Germany, native defeated Texas Tech's (6-3) Felipe Soares, 6-2, 6-3, on court three.
Hats off to Dominik for picking up another win today," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "He's been playing very well this spring. It's nice to see this kind of consistency from a freshman."
The Green Wave also claimed a win in doubles and narrowly missed earning the doubles point. The duo of Joe Young and Ian Van Cott won, 9-8, over Francisco Zamboni and Gabriel Wanderley on court three, but the pair of Rodrigo Rappaccioli and Alex Van Cott couldn't overcome the pair of Soares and Jeff Bryan on court two, falling 9-7 after rallying to tie the match at 7-7.
"Texas tech is a very tough team and showed us today why they are #27," Booras said. "I thought we were going to steal the doubles point from them when Rod and Alex came back from 5-2 down but we couldn't convert on any of our several break points at 7-7 to take the lead"
Tulane will return to the courts on Sunday when they travel to Dallas to face Conference USA foe SMU at Noon CT.