Feb. 13, 2013
AUBURN - The Auburn duo of senior Andreas Mies and junior Daniel Cochrane are the top-ranked men's doubles team in college tennis, according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings released Tuesday.
Mies and Cochrane entered the spring season ranked No. 2 after a stellar fall season that saw them win the ITA All-American Championship and advance to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships. The top Tiger duo ascended to the No. 1 ranking after posting an unbeaten stretch through the first eight matches of the dual schedule. For the 2012-13 season, Mies and Cochrane boast a 15-1 overall record.
It marks the second time in four seasons for an Auburn doubles team to achieve the top ranking. The team of Tim Puetz and Alex Stamchev also claimed the No. 1 spot in the rankings early in the 2010 season.
Mies also joined sophomore Lukas Ollert in the singles rankings. Mies is ranked No. 106 while Ollert enters the polls this week at No. 120 overall. Mies has a 10-3 overall record for the season, including a 5-1 mark in dual match play, while Ollert is 6-0 in the spring and 13-2 overall.
The 22nd-ranked Tigers return to action next weekend with a pair of home matches against ACC opponents. Auburn hosts No. 57 Clemson at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, before taking on No. 65 Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Mies and Cochrane will face one of their toughest tests of the season against the Yellow Jackets; Georgia Tech's tandem of Vikram Hundal and Juan Spir is the No. 3-ranked team in the nation.