May 22, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn men's tennis junior Andreas Mies and senior Alex Stamchev are set to compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, which get underway Wednesday at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Center.
No. 18-ranked Mies will compete in the singles draw which begins Wednesday morning. His first-round opponent will be 30th-ranked Finn Tearney of Pepperdine; the match is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. CT.
Doubles play will begin Thursday morning. Mies and Stamchev, ranked ninth in the last ITA rankings release, are one of the eight seeded teams in the 32-team draw. They will face the Pepperdine duo of Tearney and Alex Llopmart; a start time has not yet been announced.
Mies enters the week with an overall record of 27-10 during the 2011-12 season. He has posted a 10-10 mark against nationally ranked opponents this season. Tearney has been Pepperdine's No. 2 player most of the dual match season, and he has recorded a 25-14 overall record this season.
In doubles, the Auburn duo has been among the best in the nation this year with a 13-5 overall record, including a 9-4 mark in dual match play and a 6-4 record against ranked foes. Pepperdine's top team of Llompart and Tearney recorded a 16-13 mark this season with all matches coming in dual play; they are ranked 15th in the nation heading into the national championship.
Live scoring for both matches will be available through georgiadogs.com.