June 12, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane men's tennis program received some postseason recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) earlier this week as the Green Wave earned a No. 69 national ranking, a No. 7 ranking in the Southern Region and freshman Dominik Koepfer was ranked 16th among singles players in the region.
"This is great recognition for our team," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "It's nice to see our ranking move up every year since we restarted the program."
Booras took over the Green Wave program four years ago and has steadily improved his teams each season. Last Year Tulane finished ninth in the Southern Region rankings and just out of the top 75 in the national rankings.
This season Booras and the Green Wave earned as high as a No. 55 national ranking during the spring season. Tulane finished with a 12-8 dual match record.
Koepfer, the 2013 Conference USA Freshman of the Year, earned a spot among the top singles players in the region.
"As a true freshman, it is great to see Dominik ranked this high," Booras added. "We look forward to him continuing to develop into a player that can compete amongst the nation's top players in singles and doubles."
The Furtwangen, Germany, native received the ranking after posting a 17-4 dual match singles record and a 22-9 overall singles mark.
Koepfer won 14 straight singles matches to begin the spring season and didn't lose until March 24. He posted a perfect 8-0 record on court three before closing out the season on courts one and two with a 6-4 record.