AUBURN, Ala. – No. 14 Auburn women’s tennis fell to No. 7 Ohio State, 4-1 on Friday at the ITA Women’s Team Indoor Championships in Rocky Hill, Conn.
“I have to give a lot of credit to Ohio State, they came out and owned the match from the very beginning,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “I don’t believe that we played poorly, we just didn’t come out and play our style. This was a learning experience that we need to build on. We just need to regroup and get ready for tomorrow’s match.”
The Tigers dropped the doubles point for the first time this season after losses on courts two and three. No. 6 Alizee Michaud and Taylor Russo improved to 12-3 on the season, defeating OSU’s Sandy Niehaus and Anna Sanford, 6-4.
After winning SEC Freshman of the Week, No. 98 Russo continued her strong start to the 2017 dual-match season with her fifth-straight victory and her third win over a ranked opponent. The Florida native defeated No. 68 Gabriella De Santis, 6-1, 6-3.
The Tigers will compete in the consolation bracket tomorrow. Match time and opponent will be released later today.
No. 7 Ohio State 4, No. 14 Auburn 1
No. 1 Francesca Di Lorenze (OSU) def. No. 28 Alizee Michaud (AU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 55 Anna Sanford (OSU) def. Andie Dikosavljevic (AU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 98 Taylor Russo (AU) def. No. 68 Gabriella De Santis (OSU), 6-1, 6-3
Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. No. 120 Alannah Griffin (AU), 6-1, 7-5
Roos van der Zwaan (AU) vs. No. 84 Miho Kowase (OSU), 6-3, 1-6, 0-1
Georgie Axon (AU) vs. Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU), 5-7, 2-3
No. 6 Alizee Michaud/Taylor Russo (AU) def. Sandy Niehaus/Anna Sanford (OSU), 6-4
Miho Kowase/Francesca Di Lorenzo (OSU) def. No. 37 Andie Dikosavljevic/Alannah Griffin (AU), 6-2
Olivia Snead/Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. No. 31 Georgie Axon/Caroline Turner (AU), 6-3
Match played indoors
Order of finish: Doubles: 1,2,3 Singles: 1,3,2,4