NEW ORLEAN – After the spring that made Tulane’s men’s tennis team reach the fourth NCAA Tournament in a row, head coach and tennis director Mark Booras announced the signing of Henry Lovett and Joseph Daw to the 2019 class signing program.
“Henry and Joseph are exactly what we are looking for in the Tulane student athlete,” said Booras. “They have great experience in the field, academic achievements and athletic abilities. Above all, they both have the desire to do something special in our program. “
Lovett joined Green Wave as a five-star recruitment and ranked 70th nationally according to The Tennis Recruiting Network after an impressive senior campaign at Palisades High School in Los Angeles. He gained recognition from All-America after helping Palisades win the 2019 National All-American Tennis High School Championship. Individually, Lovett won the Level 3 singles title at CIF Los Angeles City Middle School Boys 2019.
Daw traveled to New Orleans after writing four years at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois where he won the state championship in a double as a senior. Twice all-state selection, Daw is the conference champion for four years and is runner-up in the USTA Midwest Level 3 Tournament in singles in December 2018. He is a three-star recruit according to The Tennis Recruiting Network and received the IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award at each of the last two seasons.
Tulane returned and experienced the core for the 2019-20 campaign, led by senior leaders Luis Erlenbusch, Dane Esses, Ewan Moore and Tim Ruetzel. Juniors Akos Kotorman and Hamish Stewart also returned as winners of the letter to Green Wave.
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ALL Mississippi Beaches are now closed for swimming because Dangerous Algae Bloom spreads east
ALL beaches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are now closed because Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) continues to deteriorate and extends slowly to the east.
Everyone and pets are advised to stay out of the water. Harmful, foaming, greenish-blue algae are filled with bacteria that can cause rashes, cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.
The beach sand section remains open. But if you swim in water or eat fish caught from waters near the coast, it can make you sick.
This poisonous algae bloom began 2-3 weeks ago as a continuous result of a large amount of nutrients, pesticides, fertilizers released into the Bonnet Carre Spillway which opens from the highest Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.
The opening of the spillway is blamed for the high mortality rate of dolphins, oysters and other aquatic life, as well as the bloom of algae that disrupts the waters of Louisiana and Mississippi.
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