April 6, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team closed out the road portion of the regular season today with a 6-0 shutout victory over Arkansas State at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
With the win, the Wave moved to 15-6 overall this season, collected its fifth straight win and has now won 12 of its last 14 matches. Tulane has also won 15 matches in back-to-back seasons after going 19-6 a year ago. Arkansas State, meanwhile, fell to 5-7 on the year.
"I am proud of the fight this weekend from the girls with two nice wins on the road," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We are doing a lot of things really well and look to continue that momentum heading into our last regular season match and the conference tournament."
The teams played singles only and the Green Wave rolled to victories in straight sets in five of six contests. Freshman Ipek Birol got the Wave off on the right foot with her, 6-1, 6-0, win over Ioana Teu at No. 4. Senior Carolina Magnusson won her ninth straight match following a, 6-0, 6-1, decision over Sofia Krsmanovic at six.
Senior Emma Levy chalked up her 11th straight win and claimed her 21st singles match of the year with a, 6-2, 6-0, over Biljana Miloshevska at three, while senior Caroline Thornton rolled past Jess Heeps-Eriksen, 6-1, 6-2, at five.
At the top of the line-up, junior Klara Vyskocilova downed Tamara Slijepcevic, 6-3, 6-1, and junior Jenny Hois overcame a loss in her first set to post a, 0-6, 6-1, 6-3, come-from-behind win over Janie Nowland at two.
Tulane will conclude the regular season at home against South Alabama on Wednesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.