Feb. 22, 2013
New Orleans - The 56-ranked Tulane women's tennis squad takes its two-match win streak on the road this Saturday and faces its third Southeastern Conference opponent of the year when the Green Wave faces No. 59 Auburn at noon at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
Tulane (5-4) is coming off back-to-back wins over Conference USA rival Southern Miss (4-0) and cross-town foe UNO (4-0). The Wave has already faced two SEC schools this season, falling to LSU (4-2), but dispatching Kentucky (6-1). TU is 0-1 on the road this season after falling at No. 32 Rice (6-1) and will be looking for its first true road win of the year.
"This will be yet another great test for us playing at Auburn," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk. "They just had a nice win over Texas Tech and will be playing well riding that momentum. We realize this is a challenge but if we play up to our ability, we are capable of anything. This level of matches is what we enjoy as they push us in all aspects and really expose any weaknesses we have as a team and as individuals."
Tulane is led by No. 88 Klara Vyskocilova, who is 11-4 overall and 4-2 at the top singles spot. Senior Emma Levy and freshman Jacqui Katz are tied with Vyskocilova with 11 singles wins apiece. The senior duo of Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton leads the club in doubles victories with a 10-5 mark.
Auburn is 8-1 overall and has won eight straight since falling to North Carolina in the spring opener, including a 5-2 win over No. 21 Texas Tech in its most recent match. The Tigers are a perfect 7-0 on their home court this spring and is led by No. 71 ranked Pleun Burgmans, who is 11-3 overall and 5-0 at the No. 1 singles slot. Ashley Kitchen leads the team with an 18-4 singles mark.