March 9, 2014
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team concluded a two-match road swing on the West Coast today with a 5-0 loss to No. 54 St. Mary's at the Korth Tennis Center in Moraga, Calif.
Tulane (4-10) and St. Mary's (5-5) only played singles today due to the Green Wave's travel arrangements. The Gaels line-up featured three nationally-ranked players, while Tulane's 62nd-ranked Klara Vyskocilova continued to prove why she is one of the top players in the country today, although her match was not finished.
Vyskocilova battled St. Mary's No. 8 ranked Jenny Jullian at the top spot and each player came up with a victory in the first two sets and was tied 1-1 in the super tie-breaker before the match was called.
"Losing today obviously isn't what we wanted, and I know it's kind of difficult to see all the highlights that are coming from the losses, but they are there and becoming more numerous every match," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We are battling with these teams every match and we are building our future and the process is what we focus on, so we will keep working and fighting to be the team we know we are."
The Green Wave fell at No. 57 Long Beach State, 5-2, on Thursday in the first match of the road trip.
Tulane returns to the friendly confines of its home court for his next match on Friday, March 14 at 12 p.m. against No. 48 Georgia State at the City Park Pepsi Center.
No. 1 #8 Jenny Jullien (SMC) vs. #62 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) 3-6, 6-1, 1-1, unfinished
No. 2 Danielle Flores (SMC) def. Ipek Birol (TLN) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 #69 Jamie Pawid (SMC) def. Jacqui Katz (TLN) 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 #64 Catherine Leduc (SMC) def. Meredith Maltby (TLN) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Parminder Kaur (SMC) def. Emily Dvorak (TLN) 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 Jade Frampton (SMC) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN) 6-4, 7-5
Order of Finish: 5,3,6,4,2