Senior Klara Vyskocilova improved to 12-6 overall on the year with her win at No. 1 singles.
Feb. 16, 2014
New Orleans - Tulane's 66th-ranked women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 59 South Florida this afternoon to conclude a five-match home stand at the City Park Pepsi Center.
With the loss, Tulane falls to 3-5 overall, while South Florida improved to 4-3 on the year.
"Today was a good day for many reasons," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We fought tooth and nail with a solid USF team. We battled for every point and focused on the process and came up a little short. We aren't concerned with that. We are focused on the future of our program by learning a lot of valuable lessons early on with somewhat of a young team.
"It is easy to look at the record or to feel a tad disappointed because you didn't get the end result you wanted but having four new girls in the line-up facing challenges that they haven't faced before is tough. However, these girls are playing tough tennis and I'm proud of them. We are learning every day and we are growing. That's all any coach asks for. I believe in this team and they will continue to grow."
Senior Klara Vyskocilova collected the Green Wave's lone point of the day with her singles win at the top spot in the line-up. Vyskocilova dispatched USF's Kayla Rizzolo in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, for her seventh straight victory and is now 12-6 on the year, but more importantly she remains undefeated in dual contests with a 5-0 mark.
Tulane will hit the road and participate in the prestigious Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic, Feb. 21-23, in Montgomery, Ala.
No. 1 Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Klara Vyskocilova/Jacqui Katz (TLN), 8-7 (6)
No. 2 Fanny Fracassi/Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Ipek Birol/Meredith Maltby (TLN), 8-7 (3)
No. 3 Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Emily Dvorak/Sophie Blom (TLN), 8-4
Order of Finish: 3,2,1
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) def. Kayla Rizzolo (USF), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Ipek Birol (TLN), 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Jacqui Katz (TLN), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Sophie Blom (TLN), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Meredith Maltby (TLN), 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Olga Martinez (USF) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN), 6-4, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6,1,3,2,4,5