June 23, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane women's tennis team capped off its best season since returning to campus with a fifth place ranking in the Southern Region and the duo of junior Mariam Kurdadze and sophomore Emma Levy were each recognized among the region's top singles and doubles players in the final rankings for the 2010-11 campaign.
In its third season, the Green Wave chalked up an impressive 12-11 overall record, which included a mark of 7-2 against Southern Region rivals, and was 9-4 on its home courts. Tulane completed the season by winning four of its last five contests and advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Conference USA Championships.
"It feels great to see the regional rankings are rewarding us for another solid season," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "With Tulane coming in at No. 5, our highest ranking since I took over, we know that we are doing everything the right way, which is important to the steady growth of our young program. My hat's off to Mariam and Emma for once again being ranked in singles and also coming in with their highest ranking so far in doubles at No. 3. Our region is very solid, so all of our hard work is definitely paying off and I expect this upcoming year to be our best year yet."
Despite being limited by injuries late in the season, Kurdadze fought her way to a 20-14 singles record and is ranked eighth in the region, while Levy posted a 22-15 singles mark, the most wins on the team this past season, and comes in at No. 18 in the final rankings.
Kurdadze was 12-8 while playing at the top spot in the singles line-up in dual matches, while Levy was 13-8 at the second singles spot in dual play and was 1-1 at the No. 1 position.