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Women's Tennis Falls to No. 11 Tennessee 6-1 in SEC Opener

March 5, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The No. 36 Auburn women's tennis team (6-3, 0-1 SEC) was defeated by No. 11 Tennessee (7-4, 1-0 SEC) by a 6-1 count this afternoon in Knoxville in the SEC opener for both squads. Auburn's lone win of the day came via forfeit in No. 6 singles as senior Jil Hastenrath picked up the win for the Tigers.

The match began at doubles, as the Lady Vols won No. 3 doubles via forfeit, while Caitlin Whoriskey and Maria Sorbello defeated Myrthe Molvenveld and Carolina Thonton 8-2 in the No. 1 position. The No. 33 doubles tandem in the country, Tennessee's Rosalia Alda and Zsofia Zubor followed by defeating Auburn's Fani Chifchieva and Jil Hastenrath by a narrow 8-6 margin.

Hastenrath won No. 6 singles via forfeit, while, as Chifchieva was defeated by Whoriskey 6-3, 6-1. Sorbello then made quick work of Molenveld, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Daniela Vukadinovic gave Alda all she could handle in the No. 3 spot, but fell 7-5, 6-4. Freshman Paulina Schippers pushed Tennessee's Katie Lee to the limit, but was ultimately downed by a 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7) count.

Auburn returns to action on Sunday to face No. 17 Georgia on Sunday in Athens at noon. Live stats can be accessed via

No. 11 Tennessee 6, No. 36 Auburn 1


1: No. 10 Caitlin Whoriskey (UT) def. Fani Chifchieva (AU) - 6-3, 6-1
2: No. 47 Maria Sorbello (UT) def. Myrthe Molenveld (AU) - 6-0, 6-2
3: Rosalía Alda (UT) def. Daniela Vukadinovic (AU) - 7-5, 6-4
4: Zsófia Zubor (UT) def. Caroline Thornton (AU) - 6-3, 6-1
5: Katie Lee (UT) def. Paulina Schippers (AU) - 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6: Jil Hastenrath (AU) - Win by Forfeit



Order of finish: (6, 1, 2, 4*, 3, 5)


1: Caitlin Whoriskey/Maria Sorbello (UT) def. Myrthe Molenveld/Caroline Thornton (AU) - 8-2
2: No. 33 Rosalía Alda/Zsófia Zubor (UT) def. Fani Chifchieva/Jil Hastenrath (AU) - 8-6
3: Cosmina Ciobanu/Colleen Rielley (ND) - Won by forfeit

Order of finish: (3, 1, 2)

* Clinching point

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