Junior Klara Vyskocilova and freshmen Ipek Birol will lead the Green Wave into action against No. 38 Georgia State this Sunday.
March 1, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team will look to get back into the win column this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. CST when the Green Wave takes on 38th-ranked Georgia State at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Ga.
Tulane (5-5) is coming off a narrow 4-2 loss on the road at No. 59 Auburn in its last match on Feb. 23. The Green Wave will be facing its sixth nationally-ranked opponent this season and will also be in search of its first road win of the year after starting out 0-2 following the loss at Auburn and at No. 32 Rice.
Georgia State is 4-5 overall this season and posted a 4-2 victory over Eastern Kentucky in its last match a week ago. GSU is 2-1 at home this season with wins over No. 72 Syracuse and EKU with its only loss coming to No. 31 Illinois.
"We are looking forward to our match vs. Georgia State," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "They are also having a nice year so this will also be another great test for us. We realize this is another great opportunity in playing a team that I feel is the same level as we are. The key to winning this match is execution of our shots and shot selection at pivotal moments in the match. This task will prove beneficial for the rest of our season and is so important for our team goals."
Junior Klara Vyskocilova and senior Emma Levy lead each lead the team with 12 singles wins. Vyskocilova is 12-4 overall, including 5-2 in dual matches, while Levy is 12-8 this season. In doubles action, the senior duo of Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton lead the team with a 10-6 mark.