May 23, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn junior men's tennis player Andreas Mies advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship with a first-round win over Pepperdine's Finn Tearney on Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Center.
Mies, ranked 18th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, defeated the 30th-ranked Tearney in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. It was his first win in an NCAA Championships individual match.
He will now face Kentucky's Eric Quigley, who is seeded third in the men's singles draw. The two players met once previously this season in the Tigers' 4-0 dual match loss in Lexington; Quigley defeated Mies that day, 7-5, 6-2. Quigley advanced to the second round with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Andre Dome of Cal Poly.
Mies' singles match with Quigley is set for a 9 a.m. CT start on Thursday. Later in the day, Mies will team up with senior Alex Stamchev as the top-eight seeded doubles duo will face Pepperdine's 18th-ranked team of Tearney and Alex Llompart. That match is scheduled for a 2 p.m. CT start.
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