Nancy Kockott clinched
the match for the
Green Wave at
No. 5 singles
Jan. 31, 2004
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - The Tulane women's tennis team won two of three doubles matches and then posted four straight-set singles wins to claim a 5-0 victory over Florida International at the Goldring Tennis Center on Saturday.
Tulane improves to 1-0 to start the season, while Florida International drops to 0-1.
Tulane took an early 1-0 lead by winning at No. 2 and 3 doubles to claim the opening doubles point. The Green Wave tandem of Ana Saaibi and Darya Ivanov cruised to an 8-1 win over the FIU team of Jovanovic and Jonson at the No. 2 spot. Jenny Kuhn and Maria Ivanov clinched the doubles point for Tulane with their 8-3 win over Suard and D'Armas at the No. 3 position.
Kuhn gave the Wave a 2-0 lead when she posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Bruna Discordia at the No. 1 spot in singles. Kuhn is currently ranked 55th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association singles poll. The Wave took a 3-0 advantage with Darya Ivanov's 6-4, 6-0 win over Desanka Jovanovic in the No. 4 singles match. Junior Nancy Kockott then clinched the match for the Green Wave with her 6-2, 6-4 win over Courtney Johnson at No. 5 singles. Freshman Dori Magas was close behind, wrapping up the team scoring with her 6-4, 6-2 win over Shilla D'Armas at No. 3 singles.
The Green Wave, ranked 26th in the most recent ITA poll, will return to action on Sunday, as the squad plays host to No. 75 Texas-Arlington at the Goldring Tennis Center. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.
No. 26 Tulane 5, Florida International 0
1) Ly/Discordia (FIU) def. Kockott/Magas (Tulane), 9-8
2) D. Ivanov/Saaibi (Tulane) def. Jovanovic/Jonson (FIU), 8-1
3) M. Ivanov/Kuhn (Tulane) def. Suard/D'Armas (FIU), 8-3
1) #55 Jenny Kuhn (Tulane) def. Bruna Discordia (FIU), 6-1, 6-1
2) #71 Erika Valdes (Tulane) vs. Mei Ly (FIU), DNF-rain
3) Dori Magas (Tulane) def. Shilla D'Armas (FIU), 6-4, 6-2
4) Darya Ivanov (Tulane) def. Desanka Jovanovic (FIU), 6-4, 6-0
5) Nancy Kockott (Tulane) def. Courtney Jonson (FIU), 6-2, 6-4
6) Ana Saaibi (Tulane) vs. Christine Suard (FIU), DNF-rain