March 27, 2005
DALLAS, Texas - After having its nine-match winning streak snapped on Thursday, the Tulane men's tennis team returned to form, white-washing SMU, 4-0, at Haggar Tennis Stadium on Easter Sunday. The match was delayed two hours to allow the courts to dry after heavy rains on Saturday in Dallas.
Tulane, which is ranked No. 18 in the country, improves to 16-4 with the victory. SMU, with the No. 44 ranking in the nation, drops to 10-7.
The Green Wave opened the match by winning the doubles point. Senior Dmitriy Koch and sophomore Alberto Sottocorno posted an 8-6 win at No. 1 and sophomore David Goulet and freshman Jonah Kane-West won 8-5 at No. 3 to clinch the point.
In singles action, sophomore Ted Angelinos, Koch and Kane-West all registered straight-set victories. Koch notched a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 1; Angelinos recorded a 7-5, 6-3 triumph at No. 3 and Kane-West rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 6.
The match was stopped as soon as it was clinched due to Tulane travel plans.
Tulane returns to action next Saturday, hosting Middle Tennessee State at the Goldring Tennis Center at 3 p.m.
March 27, 2005
Haggar Tennis Stadium
No. 18 Tulane 0, No. 44 SMU 0
1. Koch/ Sottocorno (TU) def. McNaughton/Murgier (SMU): 8-6
2. Soderberg/Oredsson (SMU) def. Angelinos/Hernandez (TU): 8-4
3. Goulet/Kane-West (TU) def. Chingoka/Kuezer (SMU): 8-5
1. Dmitriy Koch (TU) def. McNaughton (SMU); 6-2, 7-5
2. David Goulet (TU) v. Murgier (SMU): Did not finish
3. Ted Angelinos (TU) def. Chingoka (SMU): 7-6, 6-3
4. Jacobo Hernandez (TU) v. Oredsson (SMU): Did not finish
5. Alberto Sottocorno (TU) v. Kuezer (SMU): Did not finish
6. Jonah Kane-West (TU) def. Solares (SMU): 6-3, 6-0