Freshman Ipek Birol won her singles match at No. 4 spot to clinch today's win over FIU.
March 26, 2013
New Orleans - The 39th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team added another victory to the win column today thanks to a decisive 4-0 decision over Florida International this afternoon at the FIU Tennis Courts in Miami, Fla.
With the win, Tulane not only improved to 12-6 overall this season, but has now won nine out of its last 11 contests and moved to 2-2 on the road this year. The victory was the Wave's second straight win and was also the team's second straight road victory. FIU, meanwhile, dropped to 2-12 on the year.
Tulane remains on the road in Florida and will trek up the coast to Tampa to take on No. 63 South Florida on Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. CST.
"Today was a nice warm up for the team," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk. "We started a little slower than I would like for us too but did a good job of playing to win on such a windy day. Now we turn our preparation for a very tough USF team on Thursday."
Tulane rolled past the short-handed Golden Panthers in convincing form. FIU was forced to default the No. 3 spot in doubles to the Wave, so Tulane needed little time to take the doubles point. The senior duo of Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton chalked up an 8-3 win over FIU's Giulietta Boha and Magali Holt at the No. 2 spot to secure the point.
In singles, FIU defaulted the No. 6 position to give the Wave a 2-0 advantage. Thornton raced past Lotte Gras at the five spot, 6-1, 6-1, while freshman Ipek Birol eased by Holt at four, 6-0, 6-1, to capture the match point.
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova/Ipek Birol (TLN) vs. Aleksand Trifunovic/Carlotta Orlando (FIU), unfinished
No. 2 Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thornton (TLN) def. Giulietta Boha/Magali Holt (FIU), 8-3
No. 3 Emma Levy/Jenny Hois (TU), won by FIU Default
Order of finish: 3,2
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) vs. Carlotta Orlando (FIU), Unfinished
No. 2 Jenny Hois (TLN) vs. Aleksand Trifunovic (FIU), Unfinished
No. 3 Emma Levy (TLN) vs. Giuletta Boha (FIU), Unfinished
No. 4 Ipek Birol (TLN) def. Magali Holt (FIU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Caroline Thornton (TLN) def. Lotte Gras (FIU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Caroline Magnusson (TLN) won by FIU default
Order of finish: 6,5,4