Jan. 23, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. - Despite playing its third match in less than 24 hours, the Auburn women's tennis team did not miss a beat, as the Tigers topped Stetson, 5-2, on Monday to move to 3-0 on the season.
The Tigers handed the Hatters (2-1) their first loss of the season by taking four of six singles points and the doubles point.
In singles play, Auburn picked up win at the Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 positions. At No. 2, Whitney Chappell defeated Stetson's Maja Miladinovic, 6-1, 6-1. Playing at the No. 3 position, Alex Haney defeated Marina Levin, 6-1, 6-3.
Playing in her first match of the spring, Tori Almagno defeated the Hatters' Catherine Canady, 6-3, 4-6 (12-10), in the No. 5 spot. Playing in the No. 6 position, Erin Gray moved her record to 2-0 in the spring with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Samantha Lange. Ashley Cowart dropped her match in the No. 1 position
Playing at No. 1, senior Ashley Cowart lost 4-6, 6-4, (10-8) to Mili Milovanovic. Dzeljan Memisi lost her first match of the season in a three-set tiebreaker to Anna Leonenko, 2-6, 6-4 (19-17).
In doubles, Auburn won matches at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. At No. 2, Almagno and Chappell defeated Stetson's Anna Leonenko and Catherine Canady, 8-1. Playing No. 3 doubles, Cowart and Memisi clinched the Tigers doubles point by defeating the Hatters' Samantha Lange and Danielle Mollman, 8-2. The Tigers only loss in doubles came when Stetson's Mili Milovanovic and Marina Levin defeated Haney and Leigh Tippins, 8-3.
Auburn returns to the court on Jan. 29 when they travel to Tallahassee, Fla. to face Florida State at 12 p.m. The Tigers' home opener is Feb. 11 with Samford at 3 p.m.
Women's Collegiate Tennis
1. Mili Milovanovic, Stet def. Ashley Cowart, AU, 4-6, 6-4 (10-8).
2. Whitney Chappell, AU def. Maja Miladinovic, Stet, 6-1, 6-1.
3. Alex Haney, AU def. Marina Levin, Stet, 6-1, 6-3.
4. Anna Leonenko, Stet def. Dzeljan Memisi, AU 2-6, 6-4 (19-17).
5. Tori Almagno, AU def. Catherine Canady, Stet, 6-3, 4-6 (12-10).
6. Erin Gray, AU def. Samantha Lange, Stet, 6-4, 6-2.
1. Mili Milovanovic/Marina Levin, Stet def. Alex Haney/Leigh Tippins, AU, 8-3.
2. Tori Almagno/Whitney Chappell, AU def. Anna Leonenko/Catherine Canady, Stet, 8-1.
3. Ashley Cowart/Dzeljan Memisi, AU def. Samantha Lange/Danielle Mollman, Stet, 8-2.