Terri Sisk recaps the 2011-12 campaign for the Green Wave tennis program.
May 24, 2012
Tulane head women's tennis coach Terri Sisk led the Green Wave to a remarkable season during her fourth year at the helm of the program. TU posted a 19-6 overall record, spent the final 15 weeks of the regular season in the national rankings, including a season-best No. 52, and the Wave advanced to the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.
The season featured a 9-4 home record and a pair of 5-1 records on the road and at neutral sites and the Wave was 5-1 against Conference USA teams and 6-2 vs. regional opponents.
TU strung together a season-best six-match win streak on two different occasions and recorded its biggest upsets of the year with victories over 59th-ranked Penn State and No. 63 Ohio State.
Individually, senior Mariam Kurdadze was named to the All-Conference USA First Team, while junior Emma Levy was selected to the All C-USA Second Team and junior Caroline Thornton earned all-league third team accolades.
The Green Wave singles line-up featured three players with 20+ victories--Kurdadze (26-10), Levy (26-8), Lindsay Dvorak (22-13)-- and one player who reached the 30-win plateau-- Caroline Magnusson (30-7).
Tulane was dominated in doubles, winning 20 of 25 doubles points, with all three of its top doubles tandems surpassing 20+ wins. Kurdadze and Levy was 26-9 at the top spot, followed by Magnusson and Thornton with a mark of 28-4 at the No. 2 position and Dvorak and Hila Elster were 22-6 at the No. 3 slot.