March 5, 2012
New Orleans - The 58th-ranked Tulane Green Wave women's tennis team will close out a four-match home stand this Tuesday at 1 p.m. against the College of Charleston at the Goldring Tennis Center. As always, there is no charge for admission and hot dogs will be grilled and served free of charge to all fans. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Tulane is 10-2 this spring and enters its match-up against CofC with an unblemished mark of 9-0 against unranked teams this season. The Wave is 7-1 at home this year and has won 11 of its last 12 home matches dating back to last season. TU is currently 2-1 during its current home stand with wins over Conference USA foe Houston (5-2) and USC Upstate (7-0) and the lone loss coming to No. 59 Stephen F. Austin.
"March is quite an intense month for us as we have a full schedule with quality teams," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "Playing the College of Charleston tomorrow will be no different and will present another tremendous challenge that I feel we are definitely ready for. We realize we have to continue to put ourselves in an intense situation with chances of adversity to really accomplish our goals and that is just what we are doing."
The College of Charleston is 4-3 on the year and is coming off a 7-0 decision over Jacksonville State. The Cougars dropped their first two matches of the season to Duke and Clemson, but have rebounded with victories in four of their last five outings. However, CofC is winless on the road with a 0-3 mark coming into the Tulane contest.
In its last outing this past Sunday, Tulane notched its sixth shutout in 12 matches with a 7-0 win over USC Upstate. The Wave won every singles match in straight sets and claimed 8-2 wins in each doubles contest against the Spartans.
Individually, junior Caroline Magnusson is one of just two players in Conference USA to reach the 20-win plateau in singles this season. Magnusson is 20-6 overall and is currently tied with Tulsa's Samantha Vickers, who is 20-4 in 2011-12.
In doubles action, Levy and partner, senior Mariam Kurdadze, boast a 19-6 mark at the top spot and currently lead all C-USA doubles combinations in victories this season. Magnusson and classmate Caroline Thornton are 18-3 together this season at the No. 2 position, while senior Lindsay Dvorak and junior Hila Elster are 15-2 at No. 3.