Jan. 25, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's men's tennis team opens the 2013 spring dual match season this weekend when they host cross-town foes Xavier on Saturday and New Orleans on Sunday at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.
The Green Wave will face Xavier at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday and UNO at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.
"The guys are really excited to get underway this weekend," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "Xavier and UNO are two teams that will prove to be a very challenging start to our season. We had a very solid fall season and have a great outlook for this spring."
Booras, in his fourth season as head coach, guided Tulane is a successful fall tournament season. The Green Wave posted a 41-44 singles record and went 17-13 in doubles action. Senior Joe Young and freshman Ian Van Cott each collected six singles wins in the fall, while senior Idan Mark and freshmen Dominik Koepfer and Alex Van Cott each recorded five wins.
"This year we have our first senior class since rebuilding from scratch after Hurricane Katrina," Booras said. "I'd like to say a special thank you to our seniors for taking a chance on Tulane Tennis and pioneering our rebuilding efforts. They have really helped us in building a solid foundation for our future and we expect to have great leadership and results from them this year."
Tulane will host each of its 10 home matches at City Park this season.
"We are very fortunate and grateful to City Park for working with Tulane to provide a top notch tennis facility for our use this year," Booras added. "We look forward to developing a great relationship with the members and staff out at City Park Tennis Club and to our fan base growing even more."
The Green Wave will hit the road for the next two matches after this weekend, travelling to Tennessee to face Middle Tennessee State next Saturday at 2 p.m. CT and Vanderbilt on Sunday at Noon CT.