Nov. 2, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Tulane men's tennis team had a successful opening day of the final tournament of the fall on Friday as the Green Wave players won four singles matches and recorded a pair of doubles victories at the UNC Wilmington Invitational.
Senior Takuma Ohashi, sophomores Ian and Alex Van Cott, and freshman Jao Chi-Shan all earned singles wins, while Cedric Rutsaert and Ohashi and Ian Van Cott and Iain Sneddon paired up to record doubles victories.
All four of the singles wins came against opponents from Davidson College, while the doubles wins were earned over teams from Richmond.
The UNCW Invitational resumes on Saturday at the UNCW Courts.
Tulane's Sebastian Rey, who advanced into the main draw of the International Tennis Federation's UTSA Futures Championships at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola, Fla., fell in the second round to top-seeded Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile, 6-4, 6-2.
"This tournament will serve as a great confidence builder for Sebastian," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "Hopefully he will use these experiences to continue taking his game to higher levels."
Rey, a Green Wave freshman, and sophomore Dominik Koepfer are participating in a UTSA Futures tournament this weekend as well.