Auburn sweeps Alabama A&M and Davidson, moves to 6-1

Feb. 1, 2014

Complete Results  


#28 Auburn 7, Alabama A&M 0
Men's Singles Results
 No. 1 Tomic (AU) def. Alexander (AAMU) 6-2, 6-1
 No. 2 #89 Saleh (AU) def. Salas (AAMU) 6-0, 6-0
 No. 3 Van Dooren (AU) def. Chridiza (AAMU) 5-1, ret.
 No. 4  Plaskett (AU) def. Abston (AAMU) 6-0, 6-0
 No. 5 Nicholas (AU) def. No Player (AAMU) Forfeit
 No. 6 Kiger (AU) def. No Player (AAMU) Forfeit
 Order of Finish 5, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1  
Men's Doubles Results
 No. 1 Saleh/Van Dooren (AU) def. Alexander/Salas (AAMU) 4-2, unfinished
 No. 2 Plaskett/Tomic (AU) def. Abston/Chiridza (AAMU) 6-0
 No. 3 Nicholas/Kiger (AU) def. No Player/No Player (AAMU) Forfeit
 Order of Finish 3, 1  

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn men’s tennis recorded its second home doubleheader sweep of the year, taking down Alabama A&M 7-0 and Davidson 5-2 on Saturday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

“This morning we had a job to do and we went out and did it. Alabama A&M was playing two players down, but our guys didn’t let up and accomplished the job,” Auburn head coach Eric Shore said. “Against Davidson, we had several of our young players step up and we really challenged them. I liked how they played and that will help us build depth down the road for us.”

The Tigers quickly dispatched Alabama A&M in the morning session in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The Bulldogs were down two players so Auburn clinched the doubles point promptly with 6-0 victory by the tandem of Oliver Plaskett and Petar Tomic. No. 3 doubles was won by the Tigers due to forfeit, while Dante Saleh and Joseph Van Dooren were up 4-2 when play was stopped.

Auburn continued to dominate play winning the four singles match that were played, dropping a combined four games between the matches. Van Dooren took the win on court three after Alabama A&M’s Farai Chiridiza retired in the first set down 5-1 to put the match away. Plaskett was the first Tiger to complete his match for the Tigers with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Saleh also picked up a 6-0, 6-0 victory on court two, while Tomic won 6-2, 6-1 in No. 1 singles.

#28 Auburn 5, Davidson 2
Men's Singles Results
 No. 1 Tomic (AU) def. Lightbourn (DAV) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
 No. 2 #89 Saleh (AU) def. Watkins (DAV) 6-3, 6-4
 No. 3 Van Dooren (AU) def. Evins (DAV) 6-4, 6-3
 No. 4  Plaskett (AU) def. Kallick (DAV) 6-1, 6-5 (5)
 No. 5 Hart (DAV) def. Nicholas (AU) 6-2, 6-3
 No. 6 Howard (DAV) def. Kiger (AU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
 Order of Finish 5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 1  
Men's Doubles Results
 No. 1 Saleh/Van Dooren (AU) def. Zapatero/Kallick 6-4
 No. 2 Plaskett/Tomic (AU) def. Saad/Watkins (DAV) 6-2
 No. 3 Kiger/Nicholas (AU) vs. Evins/Lightbourn (DAV) 3-5, unfinished
 Order of Finish 2, 1  

Auburn started off the day’s second match by clinching the doubles point with wins by its top two teams. Dante Saleh and Joseph Van Dooren picked up a 6-4 win on court won to clinch the match after Oliver Plaskett and Petar Tomic were the first team off the court with a 6-2 victory.

Davidson tied the match 1-1 Jordan Hart downed Auburn’s Jack Nicholas 6-2, 6-3 in No. 5 singles. The Tigers quickly regained the lead as Dante Saleh provided Auburn with a straight set 6-3, 6-4 win on court two. Saleh moved his winning streak in singles to nine straight matches and is a perfect 5-0 in dual match play this year.

Joseph Van Dooren’s 6-4, 6-3 win over Davidson’s Ethan Kallick on court three. Oliver Plaskett clinched the match for Auburn behind a strong performance in No. 4 singles with a 6-1, 6-5 (5) win.

Davidson picked up its other win in singles by knocking off Auburn’s Nicholas Kiger in three sets 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. Petar Tomic dropped the first, but battled back to knock off the Wildcats’ Robert Lightbourn at the top of the lineup 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Auburn faces a quick turnaround and hosts UAB on Tuesday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. The match is set to begin a 2 p.m. and admission is free.

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