Men's Tennis Receives National Ranking by ITA



Feb. 26, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - For the first time since last March, the Tulane men's tennis team cracked the national rankings by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and is 70th in the lasted poll release by the organization on Tuesday.

The Green Wave (4-3, 1-0 C-USA) received an average of 6.62 points in the poll and sit above No. 71 Purdue, No. 72 Arizona, No. 73 Xavier (Ohio), No. 74 Wichita State and No. 75 South Florida. Tulane it just points behind No. 69 Miami (Fla.).

"The guys have been working really hard this year so it's nice to see a little recognition for their efforts," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "This is a big step in the right direction to continue building confidence and help us achieve our ultimate goals."

Tulane has defeated Xavier (NO), New Orleans, Southern Miss and Lamar in the young season and all three losses came to ranked team - Then No. 27 Texas Tech, then-No. 42 Middle Tennessee State and then-No. 44 Vanderbilt.

Freshman Dominik Koepfer leads the Green Wave with a perfect 7-0 singles record this spring, while he and Idan Mark are 4-2 in doubles action.

Tulane returns to the court this Sunday when they travel to Dallas to take on Conference USA foe SMU at Noon CT.