Sept. 19, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane women's tennis team will open the 2013-14 season this weekend as part of a six-team tournament at the Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The event will take place at the Varsity Tennis Center, beginning on Friday, Sept. 20 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 22. Live results and video (if indoors) will be available on the women's tennis home page on www.mgoblue.com. The six-team field includes Arizona State, DePaul, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue and Tulane.
Tulane will open singles play on Friday morning against Arizona State and will return with an early afternoon match-up against Notre Dame.
"The first fall tournament of every year is always a lot of fun because we are competing against players and teams we aren't familiar with but at the same time can be tough because you tend to feel nerves more than other times in the year," Tulane head coach Sisk said. "We are looking to compete hard and really work on being determined to handle the task at hand and not over think the results. I'm excited to see us compete again so this will definitely be the beginning of great fall campaign."
The format of play allows for each team to play three rounds of singles and three rounds of doubles. There will be up to eight flights in singles and four flights in doubles per match-up. Points will be allotted for each win based on the following decreasing point value to determine the champion (singles and doubles) at the end of the weekend.
The Green Wave completed last season with a 17-7 overall record and was ranked the entire season, including as high as No. 30, and concluded the year as the nation's 50th-ranked squad. Tulane has a combined record of 36-13 over the last two seasons.
Tulane will begin the 2013-14 campaign with a line-up featuring senior and No. 53 ranked Klara Vyskocilova, senior Jenny Hois, junior Emily Dvorak, junior walk-on Margaux Hyman and junior transfer Nicky Stracar, along with the sophomore trio of Ipek Birol, Jacqui Katz and Meredith Maltby.
Saturday, Sept. 21
9:30 a.m. -- Michigan vs. DePaul; Arizona State vs. Purdue; Notre Dame vs. Tulane 11 a.m. -- Michigan vs. Arizona State; Purdue vs. Notre Dame; Tulane vs. DePaul
Not before 1:30 -- Michigan vs. Tulane; Arizona State vs. Notre Dame Not before 3 p.m. -- DePaul vs. Purdue
Sunday, Sept. 22
9:30 a.m. -- Michigan vs. Notre Dame; Arizona State vs. DePaul; Tulane vs. Purdue
11 a.m. -- Tulane vs. Purdue; Notre Dame vs. DePaul Not before 1 p.m. -- Michigan vs. Arizona State