April 11, 2014
|#21 Tennessee 4, #29 Auburn 2|
|Men's Singles Results|
|No. 1||#71 Ollert (AU) def. #23 Reese||6-4, 6-3|
|No. 2||#37 Libetis (UT) def. #61 Cochrane (AU)||6-1, 7-5|
|No. 3||Lengsfeld (AU) def. Chaplin (AU)||6-4, 6-6|
|No. 4||Van Dooren (AU) def. Fickey (UT)||6-1, 7-5|
|No. 5||Dromsky (UT) def. Saleh (AU)||6-3, 6-3|
|No. 6||Sawicki (UT) def. Tomic (AU)||4-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|Order of Finish||5, 2, 4, 1, 6|
|Men's Doubles Results|
|No. 1||#1 Libetis/Reese (UT) def. Cochrane/Plaskett (AU)||8-4|
|No. 2||Chaplin/Dromsky (UT) def. Lengsfeld/Ollert (AU)||8-6|
|No. 3||Saleh/Van Dooren (AU) vs. Fickey/Sawicki (UT)||5-5, unfinished|
|Order of Finish||2, 1|
AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 29 Auburn men’s tennis team fell, 4-2, to No. 21 Tennessee on Friday night at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. The Tigers dropped to 14-11 overall, 4-7 in the SEC.
“We battled hard and we’re knocking on the door,” Auburn head coach Eric Shore. “We’re going to kick in it, we’ve got to get some momentum heading into the SEC Tournament. We had our chances tonight against Tennessee.”
In doubles, the Tigers fell on courts one and two to the Volunteers. Auburn’s tandem of Dennis Lengsfeld and Lukas Ollert were defeated by Jarryd Chaplin and Andrew Dromsky of Tennessee (16-9, 5-6 SEC) in the first match to finish.
The 60th-ranked duo of Daniel Cochrane and Oliver Plaskett battled tough early with the nation’s No. 1 team, but ultimately fell 8-4 on court one to the Vol’s Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, 8-4.
Tennessee pushed its lead to 3-0, but the Tigers cut the deficit down to 3-2 late in the match. Dante
Saleh fell 6-3, 6-3 on court five to Tennessee’s Dromsky, while No. 61 Cochrane was defeated by 37th-ranked Libietis on court two, 6-1, 6-5, to put the Vols’ up 3-0 over the Tigers.
No. 71 Ollert picked up his second win over a top-25 opponent in the last three weeks, upsetting Tennessee’s 23rd-ranked Reese, 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 1 spots in the lineup. Auburn made it 3-2 as
Joseph Van Dooren won by default on court five against Tennessee’s Brandon Fickey. The sophomore was leading 6-1, 6-5 before the match was called.
Petar Tomic won the first set in his match on court six, but fell to Tennessee’s Bartosz Sawicki, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to swing the match in favor of the Volunteers. Auburn’s Dennis Lengsfeld was up a set and in a second-set tiebreaker when play was suspended.
Auburn wraps up the regular season on Sunday against Georgia at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Sunday’s match is set to begin at 1 p.m. and the Tigers will honor seniors Dan Cochrane and Dennis Lengsfeld in between doubles and singles play.
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