Jan. 19, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane's 55th-ranked women's tennis team continued to roll through its first tune-up of the 2013 spring campaign today by combining to win 8-of-11 singles and doubles matches in contests against players from Kansas and Charleston Southern during the second day of the Clemson Winter Classic at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.
Tulane was dominant in both phases of singles and doubles play. The Wave won five of six singles matches against Charleston Southern and then topped Kansas in doubles, winning 3-of-4 matches. After two days, TU now has a combined singles and doubles mark of 16-of-21, including 10-of-14 in singles and 6-of-7 in doubles.
The Green Wave will conclude the three-day event with singles matches against in-state rival LSU at 8 a.m. EST.
In singles action vs. CSU, Tulane took three of five matches in straight sets, including wins by senior Emma Levy over Angelica Sidorenko, 6-4, 6-1, at the second spot, while classmate Caroline Thornton made quick work of Alia Nour at No. 4, 6-0, 6-0, and senior Carolina Magnusson dispatched Susita Das at No. 5, 6-0, 6-1.
Senior Hila Elster won a three-set battle against Chanel Bell, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5), at No. 6, while junior Jenny Hois won a marathon of a match at No. 3 over Alexandra Walters, 2-6, 7-6 (7-6), 1-0 (10-5). The only hiccup for the Wave in singles was senior Klara Vyskocilova falling to Marketa Placha at the top spot, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles against the Jayhawks, KU's team of Dylan Windom and Maria Jose Cardona got past TU's duo of Magnusson and Thornton at the top spot, 8-7 (7-5). But the Wave rebounded with Hois and Levy winning at No. 2 against Paulina los and Maria Belen Luduena, 8-5, while Elster and Vyskocilova earned a shutout victory over KU's Claire Dreyer and Haley Fournier, 8-0.
CSU vs. Tulane (Singles)
1 (1 ) Marketa Placha (Charleston Southern) def. #118 Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) 6-4, 6-2
2 (2 ) Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Angelica Sidorenko (Charleston Southern) 6-4, 6-1
3 (3 ) Jenny Hois (Tulane) def. Alexandra Walters (Charleston Southern) 2-6, 7-6 (7-6), 1-0 (10-5)
4 (4 ) Caroline Thornton (Tulane) def. Alia Nour (Charleston Southern) 6-0, 6-0
5 (4 ) Caroline Magnusson (Tulane) def. Susita Das (Charleston Southern) 6-0, 6-1
6 (2 /3) Hila Elster (Tulane) def. Chanel Bell (Charleston Southern) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
Tulane vs. Kansas (Doubles)
2 (3 ) Dylan Windom/Maria Jose Cardona (Kansas) def. Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thornton (Tulane) 8-7 (7-5)
2 (4 ) Jenny Hois/Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Paulina los/Maria Belen Luduena (Kansas) 8-5
2 (1 ) Hila Elster/Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) def. Claire Dreyer/Haley Fournier (Kansas) 8-0
2 (4 ) Emma Helisten/Jacqui Katz (Tulane) def. Monica Pezzotti/Victoria Khanevskaya (Kansas) 8-1
8:00 a.m. - LSU vs. Tulane (Singles)
10:30 a.m. - Kansas vs. Clemson (Doubles)
12:00 p.m. - Clemson vs. Charleston Southern (Singles)