The doubles tandem of sophomore Meredith Maltby (left) and junior Emily Dvorak (right) will lead the Wave into action against Nicholls State on Friday.
Feb. 5, 2014
New Orleans - The 56th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team returns to action on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. against in-state foe Nicholls State at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission to the match. The contest was originally scheduled for Thursday but was moved to Friday due to weather concerns.
Tulane (1-2) opened the season with a 6-1 win over Conference USA rival Southern Miss on Jan. 18 and is 1-0 on its home courts this spring. However, the Green Wave is looking to get back into the win column after coming up short in a pair of matches last week during the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-off Weekend. The Wave fell to No. 42 Kentucky, 4-1, and to No. 57 Columbia, 4-0, in the consolation match.
"The team is excited to compete again, especially at home in front of our fans coupled with competing on our turf which is always nice," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "Nicholls State is a much improved team this year and will definitely push from beginning to end. As usual, we will focus on the process and not just the outcome, so that we are sure to continue our pursuit of handling the task at hand."
Senior Klara Vyskocilova leads TU in singles with an 8-6 overall record and 1-0 dual mark at the top spot, while Vyskocilova and sophomore Jacqui Katz are 2-0 in dual action (4-1 overall) at the top doubles spot. The tandem of junior Emily Dvorak and sophomore Meredith Maltby are 8-5 overall and 1-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Friday's contest marks the first of five straight home matches for Tulane. The Green Wave will host both Southeastern Louisiana (12 p.m.) and Xavier (6 p.m.) at the City Park Pepsi Center on Sunday. TU remains at home during the first half of February with matches against No. 21 Auburn (Feb. 14) and No. 62 South Florida (Feb. 16).
Nicholls State is 0-1 on the year after falling on the road at No. 66 LSU, 4-2, in its spring opener on Jan. 19.
The Green Wave women's tennis team will play all 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.