Nov. 10, 2012
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NEW YORK - Auburn's top men's tennis doubles team of senior Andreas Mies and junior Daniel Cochrane fell for the first time this season, dropping a three-set decision in the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday morning.
The Georgia pairing of Hernus Pieters and Dan Waglund posted a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Mies and Cochrane at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to end the fall season for the Auburn men's tennis team. It was the first loss of the year for the 24th-ranked pairing of Mies and Cochrane, who went 5-0 at the ITA All-American Championships last month and won their first two matches in New York.
Auburn finished the fall season with an 18-3 overall mark in doubles and a 36-13 record in singles. Mies and Cochrane will head into the fall season 7-1 in doubles play, with Mies owning a personal 10-1 mark after going 3-0 with sophomore Lukas Ollert. The team of Dennis Lengsfeld and Lucas Lopasso also finished the fall with a 5-0 doubles mark.
In singles, Lopasso posted the top fall record, going 9-1 in tournament play. Lengsfeld was 5-1, Ollert was 7-2, and Mies finished 5-2 in singles play.
Auburn will open the 2013 spring season with a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 19, as they face Jacksonville State and Mercer at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.