Oct. 13, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Tulane men's tennis team concluded the USTA/ITA Southern Regional on Saturday afternoon, but had some success with 11 singles victories and four wins on the doubles side, including a monumental upset at the University of Alabama's Tennis Complex.
The monumental win came from the racquets of sophomore Alex Van Cott and freshman Sebastian Rey on Saturday morning when they upended the sixth-ranked duo of Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp of Mississippi State, 8-4.
"This weekend we saw some great results in areas where we struggled earlier in the semester, like doubles," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "We also had some guys get some good wins in singles and continue to develop new parts of their games."
The Green Wave earned 11 singles victories during the tournament, three came from Rey who also won a pair of consolation matches on Saturday. The Wantage, United Kingdom, native defeated South Alabama's Manuel Belda, 6-3, 6-0, in the round of 16 of the consolation bracket. He then edged UL-Lafayette's William Huyton, 6-0, 6-2.
"This next week and a half will be a good time for us to evaluate where we have come in the first month of our season and where we want to go from here," Booras added.
After the first month of the fall season, freshman Jao Chi-Shan leads the way with a 5-1 singles record, while fellow first-year player Rey is 5-2. Sophomore Dominik Koepfer, the 112th-ranked singles player in the nation, is 5-3 this fall as well.