Tulane's flight winners (l-r): Jenny Hois, Jacqui Katz, Emma Helisten, Emma Levy and Caroline Thornton.
Jan. 20, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The 55th-ranked Tulane women's tennis squad concluded its dominant performance at the Clemson Winter Indoor Classic this morning by taking four of five singles matches from in-state rival LSU and capturing a total of five flight championships, the most in the field, on the final day at the Clemson Indoor Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.
The Green Wave combined to finish with a staggering 20-6 overall record in singles and doubles and claimed four of the eight titles in singles and one in doubles. Kansas took home three singles crowns, while host and 22nd-ranked Clemson collected one singles title. The Tigers took three doubles flights and finished behind Tulane with four total titles.
"For us to go 20-6 and winning five flight championships is a solid start to our spring campaign," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "I am impressed with the fight we showed and the intensity we brought to the court for our first tournament. I definitely think there are improvements to be made but overall I am very pleased with our results."
This morning, the Green Wave took on LSU in singles only and made quick work of the Tigers. Senior Emma Levy defeated Ella Taylor, 6-0, 7-6 (6-3), at the No. 2 spot, while junior Jenny Hois dispatched Ariel Morton, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4), at No. 3.
Senior Caroline Thornton downed Caroline Hudson, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5, while senior Caroline Magnusson topped Keri Frankenberger in just one set, 6-2, at No. 5. Tulane's lone loss of the day was by junior Klara Vyskocilova, who fell to Mary Jeremiah at the top spot, 6-4, 6-0.
The flight winners for Tulane included Levy in Flight #2, Hois in Flight #3, Thornton in Flight #4 and senior Emma Helisten in Flight #7. In doubles, the tandem of Helisten and freshman Jacqui Katz grabbed the Flight #4 doubles crown to round out the new merchandise for the Wave.
Tulane will open the 2013 spring dual season on Friday, Jan. 25 as a participant in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Los Angeles, Calif. The Green Wave will compete among the four-team field of USC, UC Irvine and Akron. Match times and opponents will be announced in the coming week.
1 (1 ) Mary Jeremiah (LSU) def. Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) 6-4, 6-0
2 (2 ) Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-0, 7-6 (6-3)
3 (3 ) Jenny Hois (Tulane) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)
4 (4 ) Caroline Thornton (Tulane) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-2, 6-1
5 (4 ) Caroline Magnusson (Tulane) def. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 6-2