No. 55 Men's Tennis Plays to Rain Soaked Draw at USF



March 27, 2013


SAN FRANCISCO - Weather posed as an opponent for both the Tulane men's tennis team and host San Francisco on Wednesday morning as the two teams tied, 2-2, in a rained shorted dual match at the Cal Club.

"It's frustrating that we didn't get to finish the match today because we were in a pretty even position, so it could have gone either way," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "We even moved up the starting time twice to eventually start at 10:30 but still couldn't sneak it in."

The Green Wave, ranked 55th in the nation by the ITA, dropped the doubles point despite the duo of Idan Mark and Dominik Koepfer earning their 12th win of the spring on court one. The pair defeated USF's Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa, 8-7.

In singles, Koepfer improved to 16-1 this spring and 2-1 on court one with a, 6-0, 6-0, victory over Thai Tu. Joe Young also collected a win, 6-1, 6-4, over William Schumacher on court three.

"I'm glad for Dominik and Joe to get wins in singles today," Booras added. "Joe bounced back well from a tough loss yesterday to get a good win and Dominik had another solid day taking down a very tough player who has been in the individual rankings before, in a convincing fashion."

The Green Wave will spend a couple of days of their spring break on the West Coach before returning to campus.

"We'll get a much needed couple of days off here before we head up the road to for our next match," Booras said.

Tulane closes out a four-match road swing on Tuesday with a trip down I-10 to Baton Rouge to face No. 33 LSU.