Oct. 18, 2012
New Orleans - The Tulane women's tennis team will see how it stacks up against the best teams in its region this weekend as the Green Wave returns to action at the ITA/USTA Southern Regional Championships, Friday-Monday, Oct. 19-22, at the Alabama Tennis Stadium and the Alabama Rec Courts in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Matches are slated to start at 9 a.m. CT each day.
The 13-team field features schools from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and includes Alabama, Auburn, Jackson State, UL-Monroe, LSU, McNeese State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Northwestern State, Samford, Troy, Tulane and UAB.
Four Green Wave players drew top seeds in singles, including junior Klara Vyskocilova, the No. 3 overall seed, and senior Emma Levy, the No. 7 overall seed, while freshman Ipek Birol and Caroline Thornton are 9-16 seeded players.
In doubles, Levy and Vyskocilova are in their first season together but their performance this fall earned them the No. 3 seed, while Thornton and classmate Caroline Magnusson, who went 28-4 last season at the No. 2 slot, are the No. 4 seed.
"We are very excited to get to Tuscaloosa and start our regional tournament," Tulane head coach Terri Sisk said. "The girls have been working hard in preparation for this event as they know how important it is to play well. Having four singles and two doubles teams seeded in this tough of a region is quite indicative of the work ethic and talent level of this team. We are looking to continue the momentum we have created so far with such a strong showing this fall. The girls are extremely fit and ready for the challenge ahead."