March 15, 2014
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team continues a four-match home stand this Sunday at 10 a.m. when it hosts No. 26 Rice in Conference USA action at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission to the match.
The Green Wave (4-11) opened its home stand this past Friday with a narrow 4-3 loss to No. 55 Georgia State and faces its highest-ranked team of the year in the Owls. Tulane is 1-0 in conference play this season after posting a 6-1 victory over Southern Miss in the spring opener.
Rice entered the weekend with a 7-5 record and will face Georgia State on Saturday before taking on the Green Wave on Sunday. The Owls line-up features three nationally-ranked singles players, while their top doubles team is also ranked.
Tulane will counter with one of the hottest singles players in the nation in senior and 73rd-ranked Klara Vyskocilova, who is coming off an upset victory over the nation's 12th-ranked player this past Friday. Vyskocilova is 16-6 overall, has won her last 11 matches and sports an unblemished dual mark of 9-0.
TU's top doubles team of Vyskocilova and sophomore Jacqui Katz leads the team with a 7-4 record, including a 5-3 mark at the top spot in dual action.
"We are looking forward to playing another quality opponent in Rice," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "They've had a great year and will definitely bring their `A' game so we will continue to stick to our plan of fighting and executing under pressure. I have no doubt that we will continue to give our best effort."
Following Sunday's contest against Rice, the Green Wave will close out its home stand with a double header on Wednesday, March 19 against Rutgers at 10 a.m. and Alcorn State at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pepsi Center.