Oct. 6, 2013
Emily Dvorak and sophomore Meredith Maltby teamed up to win three straight matches en route to capturing the Flight #4 Doubles title at the Duckworth Fall College Classic in Clemson, S.C.
Along with the doubles title, the Green Wave posted a pair of runner-up finishes in singles action.
"I am incredibly proud of Jacqui, Meredith and Emily for coming to a very solid tournament and representing Tulane with such class and determination to succeed," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. We went 10-4 and won a doubles championship and two singles second place finishes speaks volumes about the upside these three girls have. I'm excited for our young team's future."
Dvorak and Maltby began their run with a convincing 8-2 win over Winthrop's Monica Aguado and Camille Amrani in the opening round and then came through with an 8-5 victory over Charleston Southern's Alia Nour and Mikola Cooper in the semifinal match.
Dvorak and Maltby concluded their run with an 8-1 win over Isabel von Stryk and Ana Baran from USC-Upstate in the finals.
In singles, sophomore Jacqui Katz posted a runner-up finish in the Flight #4 singles. She topped Winthrop's Ekin Gunaysa, 6-4, 6-2, in her opening match and then got past Von Stryk in the semifinals, 6-1, 3-6, 10-8, before falling to Carolina Prats-Millan of Armstrong Atlantic, 7-5, 6-3.
Maltby produced TU's second runner-up effort in the Flight #5 singles. She downed Barry's Maria Reis, 6-1, 6-2, and then eased by Clemson's Carola Pederzani, 6-2, 6-0. In the finals, Maltby came up short to Armstrong Atlantic's Marlen Hacke, 6-2, 6-2.