Koepfer Earns Preseason Ranking from ITA

Dominik Koepfer

Sep 6, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Dominik Koepfer, a sophomore on the Tulane men's tennis team, earned a No. 112 national singles ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), it was released on Friday.

"It's nice to see Dominik get some national recognition for the great year he had last year," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "This is great for him and for our program in many ways."

Koepfer, who earned second team All-Conference USA honors last season, posted a 17-4 dual match singles record last spring and was 22-9 overall. He 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.

The Furtwangen, Germany, native helped guide the Green Wave to a 12-8 dual match record last season and a national ITA ranking as high as 55th.

"Dominik is very team centered and we know his initial goals are based on the team making the NCAA tournament, but individually, if he continues improving, another goal would be to get high enough in the rankings and into the NCAA individual tournament. And he definitely has that ability," Booras added. "People will be gunning for him now since he has a number next to his name, so he will have to work even harder now to maintain and improve upon his current ranking."

Koepfer and Tulane open the fall tournament season on Sept. 20 at the Rice Invitational.