Auburn concludes regular season against No. 21 Tennessee, No. 9 Georgia

April 10, 2014

 

 No. 29 Auburn vs. No. 21 Tennessee/No. 9 Florida
 Date & Time  Friday, April 11 (5 p.m.) & Saturday, April 13 (1 p.m.)
 Promotions  Men's Tennis Promotions
 Live Stats  Tennessee | Georgia
 Online  Twitter: @MensTennisAU | Facebook: Auburn Men's Tennis
 

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn men’s tennis team wraps up its home schedule this weekend, hosting No. 21 Tennessee on Friday at 5 p.m. and No. 9 Georgia on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

Prior to Sunday’s match versus Georgia, the Tigers will honor seniors Daniel Cochrane and Dennis Lengsfeld as the pair plays its final match on its home court. Auburn is 8-2 at the Yarbrough Tennis Center this season.

No. 29 Auburn (14-10, 4-6 SEC) is looking to snap a season-long five-match losing skid in its final home weekend. The Tigers are currently in a five-way tie for sixth place along with Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

No. 61 Cochrane leads the Tigers in singles heading into the final weekend of the regular season with a 14-2 record in the singles matches during dual match play. The senior was won six out of his last seven matches. Junior Lukas Ollert moved up to No. 71 in the singles rankings after moving up in the latest ITA release.

In doubles, Lengsfeld and Ollert lead the Tigers with a 11-7 record in dual match play. Cochrane and freshman Oliver Plaskett enter play ranked 60th in the nation by the ITA.

No. 21 Tennessee (15-9, 4-6 SEC) boasts the nation’s top-ranked doubles tandem in Mikelis Libertis and Hunter Reese. The pair enters the weekend with an 18-1 record in dual match play. Reese is also ranked 20th in the nation in singles, leading Tennessee with a 13-1 record in dual matches. 

No. 9 Georgia (14-6, 9-1 SEC) enters the weekend tied for first in the SEC standings with Texas A&M. The Bulldogs swept both, LSU and Arkansas, 4-0, last weekend in their final home matches of the season. Individually, Austin Smith enters the weekend at No. 18 in the ITA singles rankings as Georgia has a total of four players inside the top-125. The Bulldogs’ duo of Ben Wagland and Henrus Peters formed the No. 12 doubles team in the country.

Admission is free to all home Auburn tennis matches at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Friday’s match is an All-Auburn, All-Orange match with fans receiving doubles Ignited points for attending. Live stats for both matches can be found online at AuburnTigers.com.

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