Mies, Cochrane Compete at NCAA Championships This Week
<B>Daniel Cochrane</b>

Daniel Cochrane

May 21, 2013

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URBANA, Ill. - Two Auburn men's tennis players - senior Andreas Mies and junior Daniel Cochrane - will compete in the NCAA Championships singles and doubles draws at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Center at the University of Illinois. The individual tournament runs Wednesday through Sunday.

Mies will compete in the 64-player singles draw, and the sixth-ranked team of Mies and Cochrane will play in the 32-team doubles draw. By virtue of being seeded among the top eight teams, Mies and Cochrane assured themselves of a year-end ITA All-America selection.

Singles play gets underway Wednesday. Mies will face Minnesota's Rok Bonin in the first round with the match set for a 2:30 p.m. start. Mies, ranked 19th in the latest ITA singles rankings, boasts an 18-9 overall record this season, including a 13-7 mark in dual matches this spring. He also owns six wins over nationally-ranked opponents, playing at the top spot in the Tigers' lineup. Bonin has been the Gophers' top player with a 25-12 overall record, including a 17-7 dual match mark and a 9-2 record in the Big Ten. Bonin is ranked 53rd in the latest ITA release. The winner of Wednesday's match will face either Virginia's Mitchell Frank or top-seeded Mikelis Libietis from Tennessee.

In doubles, Mies and Cochrane will square off with California's team of Campbell Johnson and Christoffer Konigsfeldt on Thursday; starting time has not yet been determined. The Auburn duo has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation and enters the NCAA Championship with an 18-8 overall record that includes five wins over nationally-ranked foes. Johnson and Konigsfeldt are 26th in the national doubles rankings and enter the postseason at 11-7 overall on the year.

Live scoring and video will be available at FightingIllini.com. For updates throughout the matches, follow @NCAATennis2013 and @MensTennisAU on Twitter.