Jan. 19, 2013
New Orleans - If Friday was any hint of things to come this spring for Tulane's 55th-ranked women's tennis team, then there will be many special days ahead for Green Wave fans this season. Today, TU dominated play by combining to win eight of 11 total matches, including all three doubles contests, on the opening day of the Clemson Winter Classic at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.
On Friday, the Green Wave squared off against players from Kansas and Charleston Southern and Tulane posted a 5-3 singles mark and registered an unblemished doubles record of 3-0. In what was a strong showing by the top of the Wave's singles line-up, TU's top four players each notched victories, including No. 118 ranked senior Klara Vyskocilova, who cruised past KU's Maria Jose Cardona, 6-1, 6-1, at the top spot.
Senior Emma Levy outlasted Maria Belen Luduena in the first set, 7-5, and then ran away with the second set with a 6-1 decision at the second position. Junior Jenny Hois opened at No. 3 with a convincing, 6-2, 6-2, victory over Paulina Los, while senior Caroline Thornton made quick work of Haley Fournier at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1.
Seniors Caroline Magnusson and Hila Elster each came up short in their matches, as did freshman Jacqui Katz, but senior Emma Helisten came through with a marathon win over Victoria Khanevskaya, 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 (13-11).
Moving on to doubles, Tulane's combination of Magnusson and Thornton set the tone early with an 8-2 victory over Charleston Southern's Alia Nour and Angelica Sidorenko at No. 1.
Tulane v. Kansas
1 (1 ) #118 Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) def. Maria Jose Cardona (Kansas) 6-1, 6-1
2 (2 ) Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Maria Belen Luduena (Kansas) 7-5, 6-1
3 (3 ) Jenny Hois (Tulane) def. Paulina Los (Kansas) 6-2, 6-2
4 (4 ) Caroline Thornton (Tulane) def. Haley Fournier (Kansas) 6-3, 6-1
5 (1 ) Dylan Windom (Kansas) def. Caroline Magnusson (Tulane) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (13-11)
6 (4 ) Claire Dreyer (Kansas) def. Hila Elster (Tulane) 6-3, 6-4
7 (2 ) Emma Helisten (Tulane) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (Kansas) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 (13-11)
8 (3 ) Anastasija Trubica (Kansas) def. Jacqui Katz (Tulane) 6-3, 6-1
Tulane vs. Charleston Southern
1 (1 ) Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thornton (Tulane) def. Alia Nour/Angelica Sidorenko (CSU) 8-2
2 (2 ) Jenny Hois/Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Marketa Placha/Susita Das (CSU) 8-5
3 (3 ) Klara Vyskocilova/Hila Elster (Tulane) def. Alexandra Walters/Chanel Bell (CSU) 8-2
8:00 am - CSU v. Tulane
1:30 pm - Clemson v. Kansas
3:30 pm - LSU v. Kansas
5:30 pm - Clemson v. Tulane
10:30 am - LSU v. CSU
11:30 am - LSU v. Clemson
12:30 pm - Kansas v. Tulane