May 2, 2013
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AUBURN - Auburn men's tennis senior Andreas Mies and junior Daniel Cochrane earned selections to the individual NCAA Championships as the NCAA released the 64 singles selections and 32 doubles teams Wednesday.
The singles and doubles competition will run May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Center/Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill., following the conclusion of the team championship.
The doubles team of Mies and Cochrane was selected as a top-eight seed in the event - securing a selection as ITA All-Americans - after putting together one of the strongest seasons in school history. The Tiger duo climbed as high as No. 1 in the national rankings early in the spring and was ranked sixth in the April 23 ITA release. Mies and Cochrane posted an 18-8 overall record, including an 11-7 mark in dual matches, and won five matches over nationally-ranked opponents. The pair also made Auburn history in October when they captured the school's first title at the ITA All-American Championships while playing in their first tournament together as a doubles team.
Mies was also selected as an individual to the singles championship. Ranked 26th in the most recent ITA rankings, Mies was a first-team All-SEC selection after finishing with an 18-9 overall record, including 13-7 in dual match play and 7-5 in SEC matches, all coming at the No. 1 singles line. He also earned six wins over nationally-ranked opponents.
This marks the second straight year for Mies to earn an individual NCAA bid in both singles and doubles. The selection for Cochrane is his first.
Auburn begins its NCAA team championship run next Friday, May 10, as they face NC State in the first round in Norman, Okla.