AUBURN, Ala. – No. 12 Auburn women’s tennis dominated Cornell in sweeping fashion with a 7-0 victory on Friday at the Reis Tennis Center in Ithaca, N.Y.
In doubles, freshmen Jaeda Daniel and Madeline Meredith got things started with a 6-3 win over Cornell’s Madison Stephens and Cheyenne Lilienthal. Senior Andie Dikosavljevic and junior Alannah Griffin clinched the doubles point for the Tigers with a 6-4 win over Cornell’s Ananya Dua and Michelle Wang. To conclude the doubles matches, senior Alizee Michaud and sophomore Taylor Russo won a tough battle over Cornell’s Priyanka Shah and Mariko Iinuma by a tiebreaker score of 7-6 (4).
In singles, Auburn completed the sweep by winning all six matches. Those victories, however, did not come easy. Auburn sophomore Georgia Axon secured the first victory by taking down Cornell’s Ana Elhom 6-0, 6-3. Madeline Meredith was the next Tiger to claim a victory with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Cornell’s Cheyenne Lilienthal. Alizee Michaud clinched the match for the Tigers with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Cornell’s Ananya Dua.
No. 77 Taylor Russo notched the next victory for the Tigers with a 6-1, 7-6 (5) win over Cornell’s Mariko Iinuma. No. 53 Jaeda Daniel improved her spring record to 5-0 in a tough battle against Cornell’s Priyanka Shah by a score of 5-7, 6-1, (10-6). Junior Caroline Turner concluded the match with another tight finish in a 3-6, 7-6, (10-5) win over Cornell’s Michelle Wang.
Auburn will travel to Princeton, N.J. to take on Princeton this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. C.T. at the Lenz Tennis Center.
No. 53 Jaeda Daniel (AUB) def. Priyanka Shah (COR) 5-7, 6-1, (10-6)
No. 77 Taylor Russo (AUB) def. Mariko Iinuma (COR) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
Alizee Michaud (AUB) vs. Ananya Dua (COR) 6-2, 6-1
Madeline Meredith (AUB) def. Cheyenne Lilienthal (COR) 6-2, 6-2
Caroline Turner (AUB) def. Michelle Wang (COR) 3-6, 7-6 (1), (10-5)
Georgie Axon (AUB) def. Ana Elhom (COR) 6-0, 6-4
Russo/Michaud (AUB) def. Shah/Iinuma (COR) 7-6 (4)
Daniel/Meredith (AUB) def. Stevens/Lilienthal (COR) 6-3
Dikosavljevic/Griffin (AUB) def. Wang/Dua (COR) 6-4
Order of Finish: Singles – 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 5; Doubles – 2, 3, 1