Sept. 22, 2013
HOUSTON - Freshman Jao Chi-Shan of the Tulane men's tennis team claimed the Flight C singles championship on the final day of the Rice Invitational at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
Chi-Shan earned the title with a, 6-5, 6-4, win over teammate and fellow Green Wave freshman Sebastian Rey.
"It's nice to see how the program has developed over the last few years," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The Rice Invitational was a tournament that we had not reached a final in since the program was reinstated and this year we had three guys in the finals. That shows a lot of improvement."
Green Wave sophomore Dominik Koepfer fell in the title match in Flight A singles to Texas Tech's Filipe Soares, 6-4, 6-1.
"This tournament has always been a good gauge for us to see where we stand," Booras added. "We had some really good results and we had some tough results as well. Now we go back to the drawing board and focus on what's important as we get ready for the regionals."
Overall in the three-day event, Tulane posted an 11-13 single record and went 1-8 in doubles play.
The Green Wave will return to the courts Sept. 30 for the ITA All-American in Tulsa, Okla., and the ITA Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Oct. 10.