No. 70 Men's Tennis Hosts College of Charleston on Wednesday



March 5, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - There is no place like home when looking to snap a losing streak and the 70th-ranked Tulane men's tennis team begins a four-match homestand on Wednesday at 1 p.m. CT when the College of Charleston visits the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Green Wave (4-4, 1-1 C-USA) has dropped two straight, including a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat at SMU on Sunday.

The Cougars (2-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) has lost four straight matches, including a 6-1 conference loss at No. 64 Samford on Sunday.

"We have a big four match home stand coming up, which is a great opportunity for our guys," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The College of Charleston has a very solid team with depth throughout their lineup."

The College of Charleston is led by Zack Lewis with a 6-1 singles record in dual matches, including a 4-0 mark on court six.

Tulane is led by freshman Dominik Koepfer with a perfect 8-0 singles record in dual matches. Seniors Idan Mark and Rodrigo Rappaccioli each have four singles wins this spring as well.

The doubles teams of Koepfer and Mark and Joe Young and Ian Van Cott each have posted four wins this spring that have guided the Green Wave to take four five doubles points.

"We're looking forward to implementing some changes that will help us improve in some areas where we struggled in our loss the other day," Booras added. "The good thing about this team is that these guys have shown a hunger to be a great team this year, so they want to bounce back with a bang."

Tulane continues the homestand this weekend with a pair of matches. The Green Wave hosts UAB in a conference match on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT and then hosts Youngstown State on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.