Nov. 9, 2012
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NEW YORK - With another win Friday morning in the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Auburn's top-seeded team of senior Andreas Mies and junior Daniel Cochrane advanced to the semifinals of the main doubles draw.
For the second straight day, the 24th-ranked team of Mies and Cochrane took down another duo from the Southeastern Conference at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This time, it was Mississippi State's pairing of freshman Jordan Angus and junior Malte Stropp - the nation's 41st-ranked team - who fell to the Auburn pairing, 9-7.
Despite having never played together in competition before the start of the 2012-13 season, Mies and Cochrane are currently unbeaten as a team, posting a 7-0 record with four of those wins coming over nationally ranked opponents.
The Tiger tandem will face a third-straight SEC pairing in the semifinals on Saturday, which will be played in a best-of-three sets format as opposed to the traditional pro set scoring in college doubles. They will take on Georgia's team of Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland, who knocked off the Ole Miss team of Jonas Lutjen and Nik Scholtz this morning, 9-8 (6).
Saturday's semifinal match is set for an 8 a.m. CT start. Live scoring is available at GoColumbiaLions.com, and fans can listen to a live broadcast at RadioTennis.com.