Men's Tennis Hosts UAB on Saturday



March 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - After opening the four-match homestand on Wednesday with a victory, the Tulane men's tennis team looks to keep momentum on their side when they host Conference USA foe UAB on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Green Wave (5-4, 1-1 C-USA) defeated the College of Charleston, 6-1, on Wednesday to snap a two match losing streak and to improve to 4-1 at home this spring.

UAB (9-6, 0-0 C-USA) plays at Southern Miss on Friday night before traveling to New Orleans for its second straight conference match. The Blazers take a seven match winning streak into Friday's match against the Golden Eagles.

"We look to take the momentum and confidence gained on Wednesday into this weekend," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "UAB is playing some very good tennis right now so our guys will have to play at the highest level."

Tulane is led by Dominik Koepfer's perfect 9-0 singles mark. The freshman is 6-0 on court three this spring and has 14 total wins this year. Seniors Idan Mark and Rodrigo Rapppaccioli each have five dual match wins as well for the Green Wave.

The doubles team of Koepfer and Mark have teamed up for a 4-2 dual match record, while Joe Young and Alex Van Cott have a 4-1 mark. Tulane has taken five doubles points this season.

UAB is led by Chris Helliar's 11-4 dual match record in singles, while David Zimmerman is 10-5. The pair of Helliar and Lucas Dirube leads the Blazers in doubles with a 10-3 record.

Tulane continues the homestand on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT against Youngstown State.