Feb. 14, 2012
BATON ROUGE -Tulane's men's tennis team, riding a two match winning streak, travels down I-10 Wednesday to face 27th-ranked LSU at 5 p.m. CT at "Dub" Robinson Stadium.
The Green Wave (4-3) is coming off a 4-0 victory over conference foe UCF at home Sunday in the final contest of a five-match homestand.
"We are thankful LSU wanted to restart this in-state battle," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The guys are really excited to go there and play and are hoping to carry to confidence we've gained in the last two matches. We know LSU is a really strong team and we know we will have to step up our game."
LSU (3-2) is playing just its second home match of the spring season. The Tigers defeated Rice and No. 25 Minnesota on the road and got past Clemson at home, but had a two-match winning streak snapped at Michigan on Feb. 4 in the last outing.
Idan Mark, ranked 76th in the nation in singles, leads Tulane with a 4-2 singles record, including two straight wins. Adam Bernstein owns a 3-2 singles record, including a 3-1 mark on court four with three straight wins.
Bernstein also teams with Takuma Ohashi in doubles to lead the Green Wave with a 3-1 record this spring on court three.
Olivier Borsos, the 68th ranked singles player in the nation, leads LSU. He owns a 2-3 record on court one. He also teams with Chris Simpson to form the 28th ranked doubles team. The duo owns a 3-2 mark on court one.
Tulane returns to New Orleans to open a three-match homestand on March 3 with Conference USA foe Southern Miss at the Goldring Tennis Center at 1 p.m. CT.