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 AuburnTigers.com.
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