March 19, 2013
New Orleans - The 50th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team will put its five-match home win streak on the line this Wednesday, March 20 at 1 p.m. against the Samford Bulldogs at the City Park Pepsi Center. There is no charge for admission.
Tulane (10-6) saw its five-match overall win streak snapped last Sunday in a loss to No. 47 Virginia during the finals of the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic and will look to get back into the win column against the Bulldogs. The Green Wave has won its last five home matches and is 6-1 overall on its home courts this spring.
Senior Emma Levy leads the Wave with a 17-8 overall record, including a 10-4 dual mark, and has won her last seven singles contests, while senior Caroline Magnusson has won her last five outings. Junior Klara Vyskocilova is ranked 92nd in the country and is 16-6 overall and 9-4 in dual play. In doubles, Levy and senior Hila Elster have teamed up to win their last seven contests, including a 4-0 mark at the No. 3 spot this spring.
"Playing Samford is always special to me since I coached there for five years," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "After losing in the finals to Virginia on Sunday, we are looking forward to getting back on the court in a match situation, play disciplined tennis and continue our momentum toward our season goals."
Samford is 6-7 overall and is playing at UL-Lafayette today in Lafayette, La. The Bulldogs entered the week with an 0-5 record in road matches this spring.
Tulane downed Samford, 4-3, in the last meeting between the teams on March 19, 2011 in New Orleans.
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.