Men's Tennis Rolls on Final Day at USM



Sept. 26, 2010


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In a weather shortened final day of the Southern Miss Invitational, the Tulane men's tennis team won seven of the eight singles matches played against William Carey on Sunday morning at the Southern Miss Tennis Courts.

"We were fortunate to get our singles matches in today before the storm front took over," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The guys responded well after yesterday's tough schedule and got some more wins. These last two weekends were a nice way to get our feet wet for this season. Our new guys got to experience the competitiveness of collegiate tennis while picking up some more valuable confidence."

Idan Mark, Joe Young, Adam Bernstein, Rodrigo Rappaccioli, Holger Norregaard, Coby Kramer-Golinkoff and Etham Frankel all recorded wins on Sunday. Only Joe Young was forced to a third set, while the other six victories for the Green Wave came in straight sets.

Shaye Wali was the lone Tulane player to stumble on Sunday, falling to Jan Burnmeister, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.

The doubles matches scheduled to take place following singles were cancelled due to weather.

Tulane will travel to Tulsa, Okla., next weekend for the ITA All-American Tournament followed by the ITA Southern Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Oct. 21-23.

"Our next two tournaments, the All-American and then the ITA Southern Regional, will put us up against the top national and regional players and will be the initial gauge for where we stand in the big picture," Booras said. "Our guys are looking forward to working hard and competing well so they can make a positive statement about how Tulane Tennis is making our way back."