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Tulane Upends East Carolina 4-0 to Open 2014 C-USA Women's Tennis Championships

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Sophomore Meredith Maltby came up with Tulane's first singles win today in a 4-0 route of East Carolina.
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Sophomore Meredith Maltby came up with Tulane's first singles win today in a 4-0 route of East Carolina.
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April 16, 2014

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NEW ORLEANS - Tulane's women's tennis team opened the 2014 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championships with a strong showing this morning by shutting out East Carolina, 4-0, at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va.

Tulane (5-19) and Old Dominion (13-9) will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the first match of the second round. The two teams did not meet during the regular season. The winner of the TU-ODU match will take on Rice in the quarterfinal round on Friday, April 18 at 9 a.m. The 2014 C-USA Championships will take place Wednesday-Sunday, April 16-20, and features a 16-team field.

Today, sophomore Meredith Maltby staked Tulane to a 1-0 lead as she defeated Emily Groeneveld, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4 singles. Senior and 53rd-ranked Klara Vyskocilova upped the lead to 2-0 with a, 6-3, 6-2, win over Michelle Castro at No. 1 singles.

Sophomore Jacqui Katz then pushed Tulane to the brink of the match win with a, 6-4, 6-3, victory over Maria Storozheva before classmate Ipek Birol clinched the contest with a, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, victory at No. 2 singles.

"I knew we were a better team than our seed," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said following the match. "I told the girls this morning that we've just got to go out there and make this happen. You know what you're capable of, just go out there and execute."

RESULTS
Doubles-
Not Played

Singles-
No. 1 No. 53 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) d. Michell Castro (ECU), 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Ipek Birol (TLN) d. Melis Tanik (ECU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
No. 3 Jacqui Katz (TLN) d. Maria Storozheva (ECU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Meredith Maltby (TLN) d. Emily Groeneveld (ECU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Margaux Hyman (TLN) vs. Nicole LaDuca (ECU), Unfinished
No. 6 Emily Dvorak (TLN) vs. Dana Gray (ECU), Unfinished
Order of finish: 4, 1, 3, 2

2014 C-USA WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center/Norfolk, Va.

FIRST ROUND - Wednesday, April 16
Match 1: (15) Tulane 4, (10) East Carolina 0
Match 2: (11) Southern Miss 4, (14) Charlotte 3
Match 3: (9) Middle Tennessee 4, (16) Florida Atlantic 1
Match 4: (13) UTEP vs. (12) UAB - 2 p.m.

SECOND ROUND - Thursday, April 17
Match 5: (15) Tulane vs. (7) Old Dominion - 10 a.m.
Match 6: (11) Southern Miss vs. (6) FIU - 10 a.m.
Match 7: (9) Middle Tennessee vs. (8) UTSA - 2 p.m.
Match 8: winner of Match 5 vs. (5) Louisiana Tech - 2 p.m.

QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 18
Match 9: winner of Match 5 vs. (2) Rice - 10 a.m.
Match 10: winner of Match 6 vs. (3) North Texas - 10 a.m.
Match 11: winner of Match 7 vs. (1) Tulsa - 2 p.m.
Match 12: winner of Match 8 vs. (4) Marshall - 2 p.m.

SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 19
Match 13: winner of Match 9 vs. winner of Match 10 - Noon
Match 14: winner of Match 11 vs. winner of Match 12 - Noon

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 20
Match 15: winner of Match 13 vs. winner of Match 14 - 10 a.m.

All Times Eastern