Women's Tennis
No. 48 Green Wave Women to Host Illinois State on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Tulane will look to keep its win streak alive when it hosts Illinois State this Wednesday.
Tulane will look to keep its win streak alive when it hosts Illinois State this Wednesday.

March 12, 2013

New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team puts its two-match win streak and No. 48 national ranking on the line this Wednesday at 2 p.m. when the Illinois State Redbirds fly into the Crescent City to take on the Green Wave at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission.

Tulane (7-5) enters the match-up coming off back-to-back wins over No. 38 Georgia State (4-3) on the road and at home vs. Conference USA rival UAB (7-0) in its most recent outing. The Wave has won four of its last five and boasts 5-1 home mark this season.

Four Green Wave players have notched 10 or more singles victories this season, including senior Emma Levy (14), junior Klara Vyskocilova (13), freshman Jacqui Katz (11) and freshman Ipek Birol (10). Levy enters the contest riding a four-match win streak in singles.

In doubles action, the senior duo of Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton sports a 12-6 record to lead the team.

"We are coming off a nice conference win and looking forward to continuing that momentum versus Illlinois State on Wednesday," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We are really focused right now on our attention to detail and making sure we are going to peak towards the end of the season as our year-end goals are quickly approaching. This match will be another opportunity for us to continue to execute our game plan."

Illinois State comes into the match with a 5-5 overall record and will play UNO (3/12), Tulane (3/13) and McNeese State (3/14) in New Orleans this week. Heading into the stretch, the Redbirds had dropped their last three outings and had a 2-4 road mark this spring.



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.


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