The Green Wave will be back in action this weekend when it takes on Middle Tennessee State and Arkansas State in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
April 4, 2013
New Orleans - The 38th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team will play their final two road matches of the regular season when they conclude a four-match road swing this week with a pair of matches in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
On Friday, April 5, the Green Wave takes on Middle Tennessee State at 2 p.m. and will battle Arkansas State on Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m. Both matches will take place on the MTSU campus at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center.
Tulane enters the week with a 13-6 overall and has won 10 out of its last 12 matches and sports 3-2 road record. The Green Wave has won its last three matches, including its first two of the current road swing last week at FIU (4-0) and USF (5-2). The Wave's current ranking is its highest since the program returned in 2008-09. TU is 3-3 in neutral site matches.
"We are excited to be competing again this weekend in Tennessee after a week off from competition," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "We are in the time of year where we are looking to peak, keep our momentum, stay healthy and continue to be disciplined. I am confident that the girls are ready to compete and execute against both teams this weekend."
Senior Emma Levy has the hot hand for the Wave, as she is riding a nine-match win streak in singles and is 19-8 overall this season, including 12-4 in dual matches, while 66th-ranked Klara Vyskocilova owns a 16-7 overall record at the top spot this season. Senior Caroline Magnusson has won her last seven outings and is tied with freshman Ipek Birol for the third most wins on the team with 13 apiece.
Middle Tennessee State is 8-8 overall and has a record of 3-3 at home this spring. The Blue Raiders are coming off a 4-3 victory over ULM in its last match on March 30.
Arkansas State comes into the TU match with a 5-6 overall record and the match will mark the Red Wolves' first neutral site contest this season.