Auburn's Cochrane Earns SEC Freshman of the Week
Feb. 16, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. - Freshman Daniel Cochrane earned his first-career conference honor as he was named the SEC Men's Tennis Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.
"Daniel (Cochrane) is off to a good start and continues to improve," head coach Eric Shore said. "He is gaining more and more confidence each week. We're looking for good things from him this season and excited to see what he can accomplish."
Cochrane finished the weekend undefeated in both singles and doubles competition, helping the Tigers tally a 6-1 victory over Southern Miss on Feb. 11 and a 7-0 upset over then-No. 19 North Carolina, Feb. 12. So far, Cochrane is 4-1 in singles play at Auburn.
Against Southern Miss, Cochrane paired with senior Tim Puetz at No. 1 doubles and secured Auburn's doubles point with an 8-3 win. He picked up the team's third point against the Golden Eagles as he topped Paulo Alvarado in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
In Saturday's match against the Tar Heels, Cochrane and Puetz opened with a tough, 9-8 (6) win at No. 1 doubles. Most importantly, Cochrane solidified Auburn's victory as he earned the match-winning point with a tough, two-set win over Tar Heel William Parker. He topped Parker, 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Auburn will host two more home matches against UAB and Georgia Tech before hitting the road for the Blue Gray National Classic in Montgomery. The Tigers play UAB on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 1:30. Auburn hosts Georgia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Yarbrough Tennis Center and admission is free.
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