Tulane will host Southern Miss and UNO this Wednesday at the City Park Pepsi Center.
Feb. 19, 2013
New Orleans - The 56th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team will look to put a two-match slide behind them and start a two-match win streak of their own this Wednesday when the Green Wave hosts a rare mid-week double header against Southern Miss and UNO at the City Park Pepsi Center.
Tulane will battle Conference USA rival Southern Miss at noon and return to the courts for a 4 p.m. meeting against UNO. There is no charge for admission to either match.
Tulane (3-4) returns to its home courts after dropping consecutive matches in Houston last weekend to No. 32 Rice (6-1) and No. 21 Texas Tech (4-1). The Green Wave is 2-1 at home this season and dispatched Kentucky, 6-1, in its last home appearance on Feb. 9. TU is 3-0 against unranked opponents this season.
For the Wave, junior and No. 88 Klara Vyskocilova leads the team in singles with an 11-4 overall record, including a 4-2 mark at the No. 1 position in dual action.
"We are looking forward to playing at home tomorrow in front of our loyal fans," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "It's always nice to be able to play on your home courts, sleep in your own bed and have a familiar routine. We had a tough weekend in Texas but are eager to get back to our winning ways and put it all behind us. We are nursing a few injuries right now but the team's spirits are high mainly because we know what we are capable of. Southern Miss and UNO will present several challenges with the main one being it's a double header and we have to be prepared to battle and focus for most of the day versus two different types of teams. I have no doubt that we will fight as always and find a way to win."
Southern Miss is 0-5 on the year and is coming off a 6-1 loss to McNeese State last Friday, while UNO enters Wednesday's match-up with a 1-3 overall record and is coming off its first win of the year, a 5-1 victory over Prairie View A&M last Saturday.
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.