No. 30 men's tennis drops road match at No. 48 South Carolina, 4-1



March 23, 2014


#48 South Carolina 4, #30 Auburn 1
Men's Singles Results
 No. 1 #95 Cochrane (AU) vs. Cox (SC) 2-6, 1-5, unf.
 No. 2 Ollert (AU) def. #80 Mihov (SC) 6-2, 6-1
 No. 3 Pinheiro (SC) def. Lengsfeld (AU) 6-3, 6-1
 No. 4  Cox (SC) def. Saleh (AU) 6-1, 6-2
 No. 5 Koch (SC) def. Van Dooren (AU) 6-4, 6-0
 No. 6 Tomic (AU) vs. #125 Schafer (SC) 3-6, 3-4, unf.
 Order of Finish 2, 5, 3, 4  
Men's Doubles Results
 No. 1 Cochrane/Plaskett (AU) vs. #56 Cox/Mihov (SC) 4-5, unf.
 No. 2 Adams/Koch (SC) def. Lengsfeld/Ollert (AU) 8-4
 No. 3 Pinheiro/Swank (SC) def. Saleh/Van Dooren (AU) 8-5
 Order of Finish 2, 3  

COLUMBIA, S.C. ­- The 30th-ranked Auburn men's tennis team fell on the road to No. 48 South Carolina, 4-1, Sunday at the Carolina Tennis Center.

The Tigers fell to 14-7 overall, 4-3 in the SEC, while South Carolina improved to 9-9, 2-4 in league play.

In doubles, Auburn's Dennis Lengsfeld and Lukas Ollert fell 8-4 to Andrew Adams and Kyle Koch, 8-4, on court two. The Gamecocks clinched the point with an 8-5 win on court three over Auburn's Dante Saleh and Joseph Van Dooren, as Thiago Pinheiro and Sam Swank were victorious.

Auburn's tandem of Daniel Cochrane and Oliver Plaskett were in a tight match against No. 56 Chip Cox and Tsvetan Mihov, trailing 5-4 when play was suspended. The pair was seeking their second straight over a ranked duo in doubles after earning a victory at Florida against the 11th-ranked tandem in the nation on Friday.

Ollert evened the match at 1-1 with a 6-2, 6-1 win on court two over South Carolina's No. 80 Mihov. South Carolina reclaimed the lead as Van Dooren fell on court five to Koch, 6-4, 6-0.

The Gamecocks won matches on courts three and four to knock off the Tigers. The Gamecocks made it 3-1 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dante Saleh by Cox. Pinheiro's 6-3, 6-1 sealed the match in favor of South Carolina by defeating Lengsfeld at the No. 3 line.

Auburn returns home to face Kentucky for another SEC showdown on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Admission is free to all home Auburn tennis matches.

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