Klara Vyskocilova saw her collegiate career come to an end today at the NCAA Singles Championships.
May 21, 2014
Athens, Georgia - Tulane's 58th-ranked Klara Vyskocilova fell short in her upset bid against Georgia's sixth-ranked Lauren Herring, 6-1, 6-2, today in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia.
A native of Klatovy, Czech Republic, Vyskocilova became the first player to represent Tulane at the national singles championship since Jenny Kuehn in 2005. With the loss, Vyskocilova saw her 15-match win streak come to an end and she completed the season 20-7 overall but was undefeated this spring in dual matches with an impressive 13-0 record at the top singles spot. Vyskocilova dropped to 5-3 against nationally ranked players, but did record a pair of Top-25 upsets along the way this season.
"Unfortunately, Klara's collegiate career came to an end today," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "Despite a valiant effort in the heat, she lost to a very solid Georgia player. The score was not reflective of how many long games she played and how solid the points were. She just couldn't capitalize on the big points and that set the tone. We are all very proud of Klara's accomplishments while at Tulane. She is the first player in either program to make the NCAA individual postseason tournament since Hurricane Katrina and had an amazing senior year. I'm sure her future is very bright and we wish her the best."
The 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year and repeat selection to the all-conference first team as a senior, Vyskocilova was two-year letterwinner, who transferred to Tulane prior to the 2012-13 campaign. She completed her career with a singles record of 84-37 and doubles mark of 72-42.