March 14, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane's 50th-ranked women's tennis team hits the road this weekend to participate in one of college tennis' most prestigious regular season tournaments, as the Green Wave joins the women's eight-team field at the 65th Annual Blue Gray National Classic in Montgomery, Ala.
The event runs Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center. TU will kick off the Classic against Conference USA rival Marshall on Friday at 9 a.m. and will face either Boise State or Ohio State on Saturday.
Tulane will be the fourth-seed in a field featuring top-seed Yale, second-seed Ohio State and third-seed Virginia, along with Boise State, Marshall, Michigan State and Pepperdine. The field also features four squads ranked among the nation's Top-75, including No. 34 Yale, No. 40 Ohio State, No. 47 Virginia and Tulane.
"We are honored to be invited to the Blue Gray Classic this weekend," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "This team's hard work has earned them this right to compete against other top programs so we are very excited to get started tomorrow versus Marshall. We are also excited to be the No. 4 seed in this level of tournament but we realize that we have to come out of the gate fast and strong to be competitive."
The Green Wave is 8-5 overall and has won its last three matches and five of its last six outings. Tulane is 4-1 against C-USA opponents and has won its last two outings against its conference rivals.
Senior Emma Levy and junior Klara Vyskocilova lead the team in singles victories with 14 apiece, while the senior duo of Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton are 12-6 in doubles to pace the squad.