Senior Klara Vyskocilova closed out the regular season with a perfect 11-0 dual record.
April 10, 2014
New Orleans - It was a bittersweet day for the Tulane women's tennis team, as the Green Wave dropped a heartbreaking, 4-3, decision to Conference USA newcomer UTSA, but senior and 52nd-ranked Klara Vyskocilova capped off a perfect spring with her 11th dual win today in the regular season finale at the City Park Pepsi Center.
Tulane (4-19) looked to be well on its way to posting a victory in its final home contest of the year. The Green Wave took the all-important doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. Vyskocilova and sophomore Jacqui Katz downed Jacobea Junger and Miriam Canudas, 8-1, at the top spot, while the TU sophomore duo of Ipek Birol and Meredith Maltby topped Daniela Garcia-Diaz and Alena Shichkova, 8-3, at the second spot.
The Green Wave then came within a point of securing the victory with Vyskocilova closing out her Senior Day in style with a straight set win over Junger at top spot, 6-1, 6-0. Minutes later, Birol dispatched Canudas, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 2 to give the home team a quick 3-0 lead.
However, the lead quickly evaporated. UTSA (11-9) pulled out four straight matches at the No. 3-6 spots for the road win.
For Vyskocilova, she improves to 18-6 overall, but remains unblemished this spring with an 11-0 dual mark and has now won her last 13 consecutive matches dating back to last fall.
Tulane will continue its season at the 2014 C-USA Championships, Wednesday-Sunday, April 16-20 in Norfolk, Va.
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova/Jacqui Katz (TLN) def. Jacobea Junger/Miriam Canudas (UTSA), 8-1
No. 2 Ipek Birol/Meredith Maltby (TLN) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz/Alena Shichkova (UTSA), 8-3
No. 3 Emily Dvorak/Margaux Hyman (TLN) vs. Lina Hallgren/Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA), unfinished
Order of Finish: 1,2
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Ipek Birol (TLN) def. Miriam Canudas (UTSA), 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Jacqui Katz (TLN), 7-6, 6-0
No. 4 Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Meredith Maltby (TLN), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Lina Hallgren (UTSA) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
No. 6 Irene Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Emily Dvorak (TLN), 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,2,6,3,5,4