May 13, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. – After posting a 24-8 overall record in the 2013-14 season, Auburn men’s tennis senior Daniel Cochrane was named the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southern Regional Most Improved Senior of the Year, the ITA office announced Tuesday.
Cochrane combined to win 36 matches this season between singles and doubles. The senior led the Tigers with a 14-5 singles record in dual matches, posting a 6-4 mark at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Cochrane also won three times against ranked players during the 2013-14 season. His 14 dual match wins and 24 overall singles wins set a career-high for Cochrane in a single season.
The Alton, England, native is currently ranked No. 62 in the ITA singles rankings. Cochrane paired with freshman Oliver Plaskett throughout much the dual match season in doubles and finished the year ranked at No. 62 with two victories over ranked opponents.
During his career with the Tigers, Cochrane reached the No. 1 ranking in doubles during the 2012-13 season with Andreas Mies. The tandem advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships last season and finished the year ranked at No. 6 in the nation. The duo also won the 2012 ITA All-American Championship in doubles.
Cochrane is tied for eighth in school history with 153 combined wins. He also ranks 12th in singles wins with 78 career victories and also ranks seventh in all-time career doubles wins with 75.