Sophomore Dominik Koepfer
March 30, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The 63rd-ranked Tulane men's tennis team capped the weekend with a 5-2 victory over visiting UTSA on Sunday to sweep a pair of Conference USA dual matches at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.
The Green Wave (13-6, 3-2 C-USA) earned the doubles point for the second straight day and also received points from Dominik Koepfer, Jao Chi-Shan, Ian Van Cott and Iain Sneddon with singles wins over UTSA (8-14, 0-5 C-USA).
"This was a great way to wrap up a tough conference weekend," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "We've been challenging the guys in lots of different ways on discipline and ownership so we can continue to develop as the season progresses. They came out today and showed how much they want to win and continue getting better."
The Tulane doubles team of Koepfer and Chi-Shan, ranked 39th in the nation, solidified the doubles point for the Green Wave with a, 8-6, victory over UTSA's 29th-ranked duo of Joel Rubio and Tomas Stillman on court one. That win was preceded by the Green Wave pair of Sebastian Rey and Alex Van Cott's, 8-7, win over Yannick Junger and Harley Pearson on court two, and Ian Van Cott and Iain Sneddon's, 8-4, victory against Diogo Casa and Fabian Brand on court three.
Sneddon, playing in his first dual match of the season, also earned the fifth point of the match for Tulane with a 6-4, 6-2, win over Matt Mussenden on court six.
"Iain did a great job today stepping up in doubles and singles to get two big wins for us," Booras added. "It's nice to see that kind of depth on our squad this year."
Koepfer's 6-4, 7-5, win on court one over Junger clinched the match for Tulane, while Chi-Shan earned a, 6-1, 6-3, victory over Rubio on court three and Ian Van Cott posted a 6-1, 6-3, win over Kolby Kilgo on court five.
Tulane will take a two-match winning streak into the final week of the regular season when they host Louisiana-Lafayette on April 6 at 1 p.m. CT and then host LSU on April 9 at 3 p.m. CT.