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Tigers Host In-State Rival UAB on Wednesday

Feb. 15, 2011

AUBURN, Ala. -- The No. 22 Auburn men's tennis team hosts in-state rival UAB on Wednesday, Feb. 16th, at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Admission is free.

"We'll be heading back outdoors and know that UAB will be ready to play us," head coach Eric Shore said. "We have to be ready to play and hope that we have a good day of practice."

Wednesday will be the 28th meeting between the Blazers and the Tigers with Auburn holding a 20-7 advantage in the series. Last year, the Tigers defeated UAB, 4-0.

RECAPPING THE WEEKEND The Tigers hosted Southern Mississippi and then-No. 19 North Carolina this weekend and came away with victories in both matches. On Friday, the Tigers handled the Golden Eagles 6-1 and were able to get very strong doubles play on all three courts. On Saturday, Auburn upset the Tar Heels, 7-0, and was able to hold off and win some very close matches. Tim Puetz upset No. 30 Jose Hernandez, 6-4, 6-3 for his first win of a ranked opponent this year.

PREVIEWING THE BLAZERS UAB just finished up its first weekend of dual meets and came away with a 1-1 record. On Saturday, the Blazers defeated UNC Asheville, 4-3. UAB fell to then-No. 30 Mississippi State on Sunday, 7-0. The Blazers are led by sophomore David Zimmerman and junior Danny Manlow, who landed all-conference honors in 2010.

UP NEXT Auburn hosts No. 15 Georgia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., before hitting the road for the Blue Gray National Classic in Montgomery. Saturday's match will be held at the Yarbrough Tennis Center and admission is free.



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