May 22, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – Auburn’s men’s tennis season came to an end Thursday as junior Lukas Ollert fell in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Ollert, ranked 52nd in the nation, fell 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to No. 12 Nic Scholtz of Ole Miss. The match was Ollert’s second straight three-setter. After dropping the first, the junior rallied back in the second set, picking up a break and cruising to a 6-3 victory to force a deciding third set. Scholtz picked up an early break at 2-0 and took the lead for good to win the contest.
“I thought (Lukas) played well at times and had chances. He got off to a low start in the third set and that cost him,” Auburn head coach Eric Shore said. “As the year has gone on, he’s realized that he belongs with the level of competition he has played against this season. He is an elite player in the SEC and will be for us next season. I was proud of how he and Dan (Cochrane) competed for us this year, especially at NCAAs.”
Ollert finishes his junior campaign at Auburn with a 20-13 overall record and was an All-SEC second team selection with Cochrane during the 2013-14 season.
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