Men's Tennis Up to 63rd in ITA Rankings

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM <b>Head coach Mark Booras</b>
Head coach Mark Booras

March 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - Despite dropping its last two matches on the road last weekend, the Tulane men's tennis team moved up four spots to 63rd in this week's national rankings by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The Green Wave doubles team of Dominik Koepfer and Jao Chi-Shan also earned recognition from the ITA and are ranked 37th in the nation.

"We are pleased to get recognized as a team," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "But our guys know that we still have a long way to go to accomplish our goals."

Tulane is 11-6 overall this spring with two wins over nationally ranked opponents. The Green Wave defeated then-No. 69 Samford, 6-1, back on Feb. 16 and got past then-No. 60 UCF, 4-3, in Orlando on March 7.

The doubles team of Koepfer and Chi-Shan owns a 13-3 record in dual matches. The pair is 2-1 against ranked foes, including an 8-4 win over the then-No. 29 ranked team on Roberto Cid and Sasha Gozen of South Florida and an 8-3 victory over then-No. 57 Francisco Dias and Julius Tverijonas of George Washington.

"I'm extremely proud for the way Dominik and Jao have performed this season," Booras added. "These guys have only played together since the start of the spring and have been able to really put together a great season to this point"

The Green Wave close out the regular season with four straight home matches at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center. Tulane will host Southern Miss on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT followed by a match with UTSA on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT to get the homestand started.