AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn women’s tennis (11-1) defeated Troy and Alabama A&M to give head coach Lauren Spencer her 200th career victory in her tenth season as a head coach on Tuesday at Yarbrough Tennis Center.
“Early in my coaching career, one of my mentors told me that to be successful, it’s all about who you surround yourself with,” head coach Lauren Spencer said. “I have really surrounded myself with a tremendous coaching staff, a fantastic support staff and my family and friends. Most importantly, the girls that I have had the privilege to coach have been tremendous to work with. It’s not just my accomplishment, but it’s also an accomplishment for our program and what we are trying to do here with our program. I just thank everyone who helped me along the way”
The Tigers swept Troy, 7-0 in the first match of the day. Roos van der Zwaa and Reka Muller clinched the doubles point for Auburn with a 7-5 victory on court three. Freshman Georgie Axon improved to 16-5 on the season with a 6-3, 6-4 victory on court three. Caroline Turner clinched the match against the Trojans with a victory on court six.
In the second match of the day against Alabama A&M, Axon and Turner made quick work of Shrarre Smith and Beatriz Gutierrez in doubles, winning, 6-0 on court two. Mary Katherine Lewis and Sarah Beth Dollinger clinched the match in their first action of the season, with a 6-1 victory over Alyssa Williams and Jazmine Lawson.
No. 28 Alizee Michaud picked up her team-best 21st singles victory of the season, winning 6-4, 6-1 on court two. The Florida native has 67 wins for her career.
Turner clinched her second straight match for Auburn with a 6-0, 6-0 win on court six. The sophomore is 7-3 on the season.
Auburn will return to action on Friday, Feb. 17 as Mercer comes to town for a double header. The first match will begin at 11 a.m. CT at Yarbrough Tennis Center and admission is free.