May 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Auburn’s Lukas Ollert earned a spot in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championships with a three-set victory Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia.
Ollert, ranked at No. 52 in the nation, defeated North Carolina’s 33rd-ranked Ronnie Schneider 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The win for the junior marked his 20th overall of the season in singles. He will face Ole Miss’ Nic Scholtz at 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.
The junior has already played Scholtz earlier this season in Auburn’s road win at Ole Miss on Feb. 28. Scholtz got the best of Ollert in straight sets, 6-0, 7-6 (5).
Auburn’s Daniel Cochrane was thrust into the singles draw Wednesday afternoon after USC’s Roberto Quinoz withdrew from the individual championship. The senior cruised in the first set, taking it 6-1 over Ohio State’s 11th-ranked Peter Kobelt.
62nd-ranked Cochrane battled tough in the second set, but a break from Kobelts allowed him to take the set over Auburn’s senior. In the third set with it tied at 4-all, Cochrane’s serve was broken allowing Kobelt to close the match on his serve to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Cochrane finishes the year with a 24-9 overall record.
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