Tulane tennis topples Texas Tech

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No. 22 Tulane tennis team has seen many successes in the first half of the season. After facing a tough defeat against Mississippi State University on Feb. 23, the Green Wave entered into its Feb. 25 matchup against then No. 21 Texas Tech University determined to come out on top.

The Wave began with a swift start, clinching two wins in its doubles play to give Tulane the entirety of the first match. No. 50 Tyler Schick and Luis Erlenbusch walked away with a 6-3 victory, while Hamish Stewart and Tim Ruetzel utilized a key ace on the final serve to take a 6-2 win.

Entering into the single’s matches, Tulane was relentless and unwilling to give up its hot start. Tulane took a win on all of the six courts in play. Three of these courts were forced to have tiebreaker matches, all of which the Green Wave swept in a breeze. These crucial victories gave the Green Wave the second point in the overall match.

Schick came back onto the court to win his personal singles match 6-4, and Stewart put forth his own 6-2 finish, which happened to be his fifth win in a row. Senior Constantin Schmitz also completed his first frame with a win, which eventually would complete the overall 7-0 match victory for the Green Wave.

Another crucial player, sophomore Ewan Moore, gave the team two wins in the singles matches, one of these wins against No. 20 Giovanni Oradini. As of Tuesday afternoon, Moore was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career. He is currently 6-2 overall this season.

The Green Wave will travel to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to take on Middle Tennessee State University on March 2 at 2 p.m.. Following this matchup, Tulane will complete the weekend by facing off against Vanderbilt University on Sunday at 9 a.m.