Men's Tennis Hosts No. 61 Samford on Wednesday



March 19, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's men's tennis team rides a five-match winning streak into Wednesday's dual match against No. 61 Samford when the team square off at 1 p.m. CT at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Green Wave (9-4, 2-1 C-USA) extended the winning streak to five in a row with a 4-3 win at Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday.

Samford (7-5, 2-0 SoCon) had a three-match losing streak halted by ULL, 4-3, on Monday in Lafayette. The Bulldogs are the 61st ranked team in the nation by the ITA and their wins include a 4-3 victory over then-No. 45 Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 6.

"We have been playing some of our best tennis of late and hope to keep this momentum going against a very tough Samford team," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "Samford has played a difficult schedule with some nice wins this spring and we know that it will take all we have in the tank to get a win."

Tulane is led by freshman Dominik Koepfer with a perfect 13-0 singles record this spring. Senior Adam Bernstein is also streaking, having won five straight in singles to improve to 5-1 this spring.

In doubles, the pair of Idan Mark and Koepfer are 8-2, while Joe Young has teamed up with Ian Van Cott to post a 6-1 mark.

Samford is led by Fares Kilani with a 9-3 record in singles, while Austion Akers is 8-3.

Tulane begins a four-match road swing after Wednesday with a trip to California to face Cal Poly, Santa Clara and San Francisco beginning on Sunday.