Green Wave has won four of the last five matches
NEW ORLEANS â€“ Winners of four of the last five matches, the Tulane menâ€™s tennis teams takes to the courts for one final time during the regular season when they host cross-town foe Xavier Wednesday at 3 p.m. CDT at the Goldring Tennis Center.
The Green Wave (10-10) improved to .500 with a 4-3 victory at Louisiana-Lafayette this past Saturday for the second straight win and fourth in the last five. Tulaneâ€™s lone loss in the past five matches came against UAB on April 2 in Hattiesburg, Miss.
â€œWeâ€™ve really have gained a bunch of momentum these last four weeks and we are shooting toward reaching our goals for the season,â€ Tulane head coach Mark Booras said. â€œThis match against Xavier is going to be a tough one. They have played a lot of teams that weâ€™ve played extremely tough so we know we are going to have our work cut out for us.â€
Idan Mark and Joe Young have each posted 11 singles victories for Tulane this spring, while Radu Ionescu, the lone senior of the squad, is 7-3 in singles, including the match clinching win on Saturday against ULL in his first match back after injury.
â€œThe guys feel good about the direction we are headed at the end of the regular season heading into the conference tournament but we donâ€™t want to jump to far ahead and start thinking about the tournament,â€ Booras added. â€œWe need to just get the job done against Xavier. They are hungry for a win and our guys need to be hungry for a win as well.â€
Tulane will travels to the C-USA Tournament next week in Tulsa, Okla. The tournament begins April 21 and concludes on the 24.
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