Senior Rodrigo Rappaccioli
Oct. 17, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. - Tulane's men's tennis returns to the courts this weekend for the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southern Regional hosted by Auburn at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
The Green Wave has not seen action since the Rice Fall Invitational back on Sept. 28-30 when the squad posted 11 singles victories and eight doubles wins over the three-day tournament.
The ITA Southern Regional gets underway Thursday with main draw singles and doubles beginning at 8:30 a.m. The draw won't be available until late Wednesday night. Tulane will be represented by seniors Idan Mark, Joe Young, Adam Bernstein and Rodrigo Rappaccioli, junior Takuma Ohashi, sophomores Cedric Rutsaert and Iain Sneddon, and freshmen Dominik Koepfer and Alex and Ian Van Cott.
"We had a really good showing a couple weeks ago and look to take that into our biggest tournament of the fall," Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. "The guys are really excited about having the opportunity to face some of the best players in the region.
"I feel pretty confident about some of our doubles teams and our singles players. The guys have been working hard and are really looking forward to this event. We are looking to get some guys to go far in this tournament and if we can do that then it puts ourselves in good position for the rest of the fall tournaments and into the spring."
Players from 13 schools will compete, including host Auburn, Alabama, UL-Lafayette, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Nicholls State, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy and UAB.
The tournament will conclude Monday with the main draw singles and doubles championship matches.
Singles Draw (Will be posted Wednesday)
Doubles Draw (Will be posted Wednesday)
Singles Consolation Draw (Will be posted Thursday night)
Thursday, October 18
Main Draw Singles & Doubles First/Second Rounds - 8:30 a.m.-TBA (all matches at Yarbrough Tennis Center)
Friday, October 19
Main Draw Singles & Doubles Second/Third Rounds - 8:30 a.m.-TBA (Yarbrough Tennis Center)
Consolation Singles begins - 8:30 a.m.-TBA (Auburn University Intramural Courts)
Saturday, October 20
Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals & Doubles Third Round/Quarterfinals - 8:30 a.m.-TBA (Yarbrough Tennis Center)
Consolation Singles continues - 10 a.m.-TBA (Yarbrough Tennis Center)
Sunday, October 21
Main Draw Singles & Doubles Semifinals - 9 a.m. (Yarbrough Tennis Center)
Singles Consolation Championship
Monday, October 22
Main Draw Doubles Championship
Main Draw Singles Championship