Men’s, women’s tennis go toe-to-toe against tough competition

Benny Greenspan, Staff Reporter

This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams competed against several challenging opponents — most schools they faced are currently ranked ahead of them. 

The men’s tennis team, which is currently ranked 62nd nationwide, swept through a tough weekend where they faced off against Alcorn State and notably, No. 28-ranked Middle Tennessee State. Just one week earlier, the Green Wave fell to Middle Tennessee  4-3 but avenged their defeat by winning 4-3 this time. 

The Green Wave was led by Billy Suarez and Luka Petrovic, who won their singles matches in addition to their doubles. In the other match, Tulane blew out Alcorn State 7-0. 

On the women’s side, the Green Wave faced off against two conference foes, University of Houston and University of Memphis. While they fell to Memphis 4-1, the Green Wave was able to defeat Houston by a score of 6-1. Just a week earlier, Tulane went toe-to-toe against No. 28 LSU but ended up falling 5-2.

Some standouts for the Green Wave have been Brooke Theis and Kristen Borland, who won both their single matches against Houston and a tough LSU team. 

The women’s team, now with a 4-6 record, will travel to Texas this upcoming weekend in hopes of bouncing back in matches against North Texas and SMU. On the other end, the men’s team is now 6-5 and riding a three-game win streak. They will remain in New Orleans to face off against Florida Gulf Coast and Auburn University

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