Oct. 21, 2012
KENNER, La. - Tulane's second-year bowling program picked up a pair of wins during bracket play on Sunday to place ninth on the final day of the 2012 Tulane Collegiate Bowling Invitational at AMF All Star Lanes.
The Green Wave (6-6) defeated Grambling, 4-1, in the second round and edged Southern, 4-3, in the final round to place ninth in bracket play. The matches were the best 4-of-7 Baker format. Tulane took game one, 170-120, game two, 133-116, game four, 155-124, and game five, 150-124, against Grambling.
Tulane then got past Southern by winning games one (175-156), three (157-153), five (149-142) and seven (162-159) to take the match.
Southern defeated the Green Wave, 4-0, in the opening match of the tournament.
"It was the best outcome for the day after the start we had," Tulane head coach Hayley Veitch said. "After losing to Grambling on Friday, we were ready to step it off and beat them today and we wanted to get Southern back after they beat us first today."
All nine members of the team rolled at least a frame for Tulane on Sunday.
Sam Houston State, the eighth-ranked team in the nation, claimed the title in the inaugural tournament. The BearKats defeated No. 2 Arkansas State, 4-3, in the final. ASU opened the tournament with a 4-3 win over SHSU, but the BearKats won, 4-3, over Jackson State in the second round to set up the rematch in the final.
No. 10 Stephen F. Austin finished third, while JSU was fourth.
"For a first year tournament it ran very smoothly," Veitch added. "I know a lot of the teams were pleased and will be coming back next year. "
Tulane returns to action next weekend at the Bethune-Cookman Wildcat Invitational at Ormond Beach, Fla., Oct. 26-28.