Men's Tennis Closes Homestand Against Nicholls State



March 13, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Having won the first three matches of the four-match homestand, the Tulane men's tennis team looks to keep the momentum going when they host in-state foe Nicholls State on Thursday at 3 p.m. CT at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Green Wave (7-4, 2-1 C-USA) have won the first three matches of the homestand with a 6-1 win over the College of Charleston, a 4-3 victory over UAB and a 6-1 win over Youngstown State.

"The guys have really performed well during these last three matches and we hope we can carry the momentum into Thursday match," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "Nicholls State has some experienced guys at the top of their line-up and this will be another good test for us."

Nicholls State (7-7, 2-1 Southland) is coming off a 6-1 loss at No. 58 South Alabama. The Colonels are led by senior Dmitry Kozionov with a 9-4 dual match singles record, including a 6-0 mark on court two. Fellow senior Roy Knight is 8-4 this spring, while freshman Nico Mertens is 9-4.

Tulane is led this spring by freshman Dominik Koepfer's 10-0 record in singles, while fellow freshman Alex Van Cott and senior Idan Mark each have six singles victories this spring.

In doubles, Mark and Koepfer have paired up for a 6-2 record, while the duo of Joe Young and Ian Van Cott is 6-1.

Tulane will travel to Lafayette on Saturday to face ULL in a dual match at 1 p.m. CT.