Tulane's Taylor Fogleman has been named the Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
June 12, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane women's tennis assistant coach Taylor Fogleman has been named the 2013 Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the Green Wave women's tennis team completed the season ranked 50th nationally and fourth in the Southern Region in the final ITA polls.
Along with Fogleman and the team standing, several Green Wave players were recognized as well. Junior Klara Vyskocilova received a final singles national ranking of No. 70 and rated as the fifth-best player in the Southern Region, while senior Emma Levy ranked No. 18 among the region's top singles standouts.
"We are all quite proud of our final national and regional rankings, both as a team and with our individual singles and doubles rankings," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "It has been fun to climb this mountain again and with such dedicated players on your team, it's almost impossible to not reach your year-end goals. This was a complete team effort and one that I am personally proud of. Also, I can't think of a more fitting award for Taylor. He has been a huge part of our success and I have no doubt that more of these accolades are in his future. We are very happy he is on board with us here at Tulane."
In Fogleman's second year on Sisk's staff, he helped the program to a 17-7 overall record and a season-high No. 38 national ranking. Along the way, the Wave put together a seven-match win streak, recorded a win over the nation's 38th-ranked squad, was 8-1 at home, 4-1 against Conference USA rivals and won 12 of its final 14 matches to end the year. Fogleman, who hails from New Orleans, also assisted in helping several players to conference and state awards, as well as national and regional rankings.
A 2013 first team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana selection and a Louisiana co-Player of the Year, Vyskocilova played the top spot on both singles and doubles and logged a 19-8 singles record and 11-10 doubles mark.
She ranked among the nation's top singles players the entire season, including as high as No. 58, and sported a 12-6 dual record, all at No. 1. Her biggest win came against the nation's No. 31 ranked player and nine of her 12 dual victories were in straight sets. Vyskocilova was named the C-USA Athlete of the Week on March 19.
A four-time selection to the All C-USA second team, Levy led the team with a 24-8 singles record, including a 17-4 dual record, and won 14 straight singles matches to end the season. Levy won 92 career singles matches and 84 doubles contests.
Vyskocilova and Birol were 5-5 at the top doubles spot, while Magnusson and Thornton led the team in doubles victories for the second straight season with a 17-9 overall mark while playing at No. 2.