Junior Klara Vyskocilova and the No. 59 Green Wave will take on No. 46 LSU on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the City Park Pepsi Center.
Feb. 5, 2013
New Orleans - The 59th-ranked Tulane women`s tennis team will face its toughest test of the young 2013 spring season this Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against in-state and regional rival, 46th-ranked LSU, at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission to the match.
Tulane (2-1) has won back-to-back matches, including a, 4-3, win at home over Conference USA rival SMU last Friday and a convincing 4-1 win over Akron in its second match of the season. TU's lone loss was to No. 67 UC Irvine, 4-1, in the season opener at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
"Wednesday's match against LSU is always fun but quite competitive," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "These rivalries are what define collegiate tennis with the excitement that comes with every point. I know this will definitely be another challenge for us as LSU is a solid team but with that being said, we are very capable of being victorious in this test as the girls have been working hard this year and are just ready to compete and play for their fans."
In singles, senior Emma Levy (9-5) and freshman Jacqui Katz (9-2) lead the team in overall victories, while No. 118-ranked junior Klara Vyskocilova is 8-3. Seniors Caroline Thornton and Caroline Magnusson remain undefeated in dual matches with 2-0 and 1-0 records, respectively.
Tulane enters the LSU contest undefeated in doubles with a combined 4-0 record. The tandems of Magnusson and Thornton and Levy and junior Jenny Hois are each 1-0 at the No. 2 spot, while Levy and Hois and Magnusson and senior Hila Elster are each 1-0 at the No. 3 position.
LSU is 3-0 and is also coming off a 4-3 win over SMU last Saturday. The Tigers picked up wins over Northwestern State (4-3) and Southern (3-0) in their first two matches of the spring.
The Green Wave women's tennis team will play all nine of its home matches this spring at the City Park Pepsi Center. The City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center features 16 hard and 10 clay courts, a clubhouse with a pro shop, restrooms, showers and a meeting room. The facility is located off Marconi Blvd. between I-610 and Harrison Avenue. For more information on City Park Pepsi Center, please visit http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/tennis.html.