AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn women's tennis dropped a tough match against No. 12 Miami in a 4-2 heartbreaker on Sunday.
"Very tough match against a great top 15 team," said head women's tennis coach Lauren Spencer. "Miami has always been one of the best doubles teams in the country and for us to be able to get the doubles point was huge for us. I think in three out of the six singles we played at an extremely high level against nationally ranked payers. But unfortunately, we didn't have the help we needed from our bottom half to keep us in the match. We have to have every player emotionally on the same page so that the focus and clarity of our game plan can be executed. We will regroup and keep grinding away to establish the winning culture that we expect at Auburn to be able to rebound against Samford next weekend"
Duo Alizee Michuad and Reka Muller stayed undefeated with another dominate win, beating Ana Madcur and Sinead Lohan 6-0. After trailing 5-3 to Clementina Riobueno and Silvia Fuentes of Miami, Andie Dikosavljevic and Alannah Griffin teamed up for the second straight day and clinched the doubles point for Auburn in a thriller, 7-6. No. 30 Pleun Burgmans and Paula de Man fell in the No. 1 spot to Wendy Zhang and Stephanie Wagner of Miami, 6-1.
In singles action, Auburn fell behind early after quick victories from Miami on courts four, five and six. Griffin fell to No. 80 Wendy Zhang 6-3, 6-1. On court five, de Man fell to Ana Madcur 6-1, 6-1. Muller lost 6-2, 6-2 on court six.
Michaud made the score 3-2 after beating Clementina Riobeuno 6-3, 7-6 for her second singles victory of the weekend. After taking the first set 6-4 against No. 7 Sinead Lohan, Dikosavljevic dropped the next two sets as Miami clinched the match 4-2. After forcing a third set, Burgmans was trailing No. 9 Stephanie Wagner 4-6, 6-4, 1-4 when the match was clinched.
Auburn will return home on Saturday, Jan. 30 to host Samford starting at 12 p.m. CT. Admission is free.