Sophomore Ipek Birol and the Green Wave return to action at home on Friday against No. 55 Georgia State.
March 13, 2014
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team returns home following a two-match road swing to host 55th-ranked Georgia State at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission to the match.
The Green Wave (4-10) spent last week on the West Coast and returns home to begin a four-match home stand on Saturday against the Panthers (5-5), who are 0-4 on the road this season. Tulane is 4-4 on its home courts this season and will look to chalk up its first win of the season over a ranked squad. In its last home appearance, TU topped St. John's, 4-3, back on March 1.
Tulane and Georgia State met a year ago in Atlanta and the Green Wave stunned the then-38th-ranked Panthers, 4-3, for its biggest win of the year over a ranked opponent.
"After being on the road for a week, we are happy to be at home with our fans and having home court advantage," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We have another test ahead and one that I know we are very capable of passing if we continue to focus on the exact task- stick to our routines and appropriately handle any adversity that comes our way. I believe in this team. They are so close to big things. When that corner is turned, lots of great things are coming down the road."
Tulane senior Klara Vyskocilova, the 73rd-ranked player in the country, brings a 10-match win streak into Friday's contest. She sports a perfect dual mark of 8-0, and is 15-6 overall this season.
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.