Aug. 14, 2010
When the Tulane men's and women's teams report to the campus for the fall semester, both Green Wave teams will have a new surface to practice and play on this year as all six courts at the Goldring Tennis Courts were recently resurfaced in U.S. Open blue over the past month.
Prior to this summer, the courts were most recently resurfaced during the fall of 2006 and featured the U.S. Open blue. The Green Wave women's tennis program reached the national rankings a year ago and begins its third season under head coach Terri Sisk, while the TU men's squad opens its second season under the direction of head coach Mark Booras.
The Tulane men's and women's tennis teams boast one of the southeast's finest tennis facilities in Goldring Stadium. Completed and dedicated in 1992, the Goldring Complex features six state-of-the-art, lighted courts, a lighted grandstand and a computer-operated scoreboard.
Since its inception, Goldring has played host to a wide-array of championship events during its history. The old Metro Conference played its 1994 Men's Tournament at Goldring, while Conference USA held the 1996 and 2003 women's championships, and the 1998 and 2001 men's championships at Tulane.
Tulane's on-campus site has also hosted NCAA Tournament play with the men's regional in 2001. In 2005, the facility hosted the first and second rounds of NCAA Tournament play and the Green Wave brought a large fan base to its feet as Tulane edged TCU, 4-3, to advance to the Round of 16 for the second straight season.