Women's Tennis
Wave Women Concludes Regular Season with 4-0 Win over UL-Monroe
 
Junior Caroline Magnusson won her 30th singles match today and become the first Tulane player to reach the 30-win plateau in nine years.
 
Junior Caroline Magnusson won her 30th singles match today and become the first Tulane player to reach the 30-win plateau in nine years.
 
 

April 15, 2012

Final Stats

New Orleans - Tulane's 58th-ranked women's tennis team posted its fifth straight win today and concluded the regular season on a strong note with a 4-0 shutout victory over UL-Monroe at the UAB Tennis Courts in Birmingham, Ala.

The Green Wave continues one of its finest seasons with its 10th shutout of the year and improved to 18-5 on the spring. TU also remains a perfect 4-0 in matches at neutral sites. UL-Monroe, meanwhile, dropped to 14-3 and saw its 10-match win streak come to an end, and was shutout for the first time this season.

"Ending the season with a road win is always good feeling," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "ULM is having a solid year and I feel today's win sets us up for a great performance in the conference tournament next week."

For the 18th time in 23 matches this season, the Green Wave marched out of doubles action with the all-important doubles point. TU's No. 3 duo of senior Lindsay Dvorak and junior Hila Elster won their 21st match of the season with an 8-3victory over ULM's Vivian Polak and Ema Turudija.

Tulane's top tandem of senior Mariam Kurdadze and junior Emma Levy chalked up their 25th win of the season and claimed the point following their 8-4 victory over Sophie Rufyikiri and Silvia Tumova.

In singles action, junior Caroline Magnusson reached a rare milestone today. She posted a straight set shutout win, 6-0, 6-0, over Monica Winkel at the No. 4 position and notched her 30th singles win of the year. Magnusson, who is now 30-7, once again leads all Conference USA players in singles wins this season and is the first Tulane player to reach the 30-win plateau in singles since Darya Ivanov registered a 30-7 mark in 2003-04.

 

 

Sophomore Jenny Hois continued her tear with her fifth straight win following a, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Turudija at the No. 5 spot, giving the Wave a 3-0 advantage.

Kurdadze closed out the match for TU with a, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Rufyikiri at the top spot in the line-up for her 25th win of the season.

With the regular season completed, the Green Wave will begin its run toward the postseason, starting with the Conference USA Championships, April 19-22, hosted by the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.

RESULTS
Doubles-

*No. 1 Mariam Kurdadze/Emma Levy (TU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri/Silvia Tumova (ULM), 8-4
No. 2 Caroline Thornton/Caroline Magnusson (TU) vs. Monica Winkel/Medy Blankvoort (ULM), 6-6 (unfinished)
No. 3 Lindsay Dvorak/Hila Elster (TU) def. Vivian Polak/Ema Turudija (ULM), 8-3
*Clinched doubles point

Singles-
**No. 1 Mariam Kurdadze (TU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM), 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Emma Levy (TU) vs. Silvia Tumova (ULM), 6-3, 3-2 (unfinished)
No. 3 Caroline Thornton (TU) vs. Medy Blankvoort (ULM), 3-6, 2-3 (unfinished)
No. 4 Caroline Magnusson (TU) def. Monica Winkel (ULM), 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Jenny Hois (TU) def. Ema Turudija (ULM), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Lindsay Dvorak (TU) vs. Vivian Polak (ULM), 6-1, 5-1 (unfinished)
**Clinched match point

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