March 25, 2011
Auburn dropped a 7-0 decision to 14th-ranked Vanderbilt Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. Auburn was coming off two wins last week, while Vanderbilt was riding a three match losing streak.
"Vanderbilt is a good team, we knew we had to play well," said Auburn head coach Tim Gray. "We showed good fight in certain spots, but we need to get it consistently down the line up and we are not getting that. That is making our job far more difficult than it has to be."
In doubles, Vanderbilt took the point with wins on all three courts. In the No.1 matchup, Vanderbilt's No. 63-ranked doubles team of Alex Leatu and Rachel Dillon defeated Auburn's Paulina Schippers and Olivia Bennett, 8-4. On court two, the Tigers' Jacqueline Kasler and Plamena Kurteva fell to the Commodores' Lauren Mira and Keily Ulery, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point.
On court three, Vanderbilt's Nelly Radeva and Jackie Wu beat Auburn's Taylor Schriemann and Caroline Thronton, 8-6.
In singles, the Commodore's continued the strong form by taking all six matches. On court one, No. 91 Leatu of Vanderbilt defeated Auburn's Schippers, 6-2, 6-1. On court six, the Tigers' Schreimann fell to Vanderbilt's Radeva, 6-2, 6-0.
In the No. 3 matchup, Vandy's Wu defeated Thronton, 0-6, 6-3, to clinch the match for the Commodores.
On court five, Auburn's Kasler lost to Ulery, 7-5, 6-0. On court four Vandy's No. 97-ranked Dillon defeated Kurteva, 6-2, 6-4. In the No. 2, matchup Auburn's Kasler lost to the Commodores' Lauren Mira, 7-5, 6-4.
The Tigers will face Kentucky in Lexington at 11 a.m., Sunday. Live stats can be followed at AuburnTigers.com.
Against Vanderbilt #14 Vanderbilt University 7, Auburn 0
1. #91 Alex Leatu (VANDY) def. Paulina Schippers (AU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Lauren Mira (VANDY) def. Olivia Bennett (AU) 7-5, 6-4
3. Jackie Wu (VANDY) def. Caroline Thornton (AU) 6-0, 6-3
4. #97 Rachael Dillon (VANDY) def. Plamena Kurteva (AU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Keily Ulery (VANDY) def. Jacqueline Kasler (AU) 7-5, 6-0
6. Nelly Radeva (VANDY) def. Taylor Schreimann (AU) 6-2, 6-0
1. #63 Alex Leatu/Rachael Dillon (VANDY) def. Olivia Bennett/Paulina Schippers (AU) 8-4
2. Lauren Mira/Keily Ulery (VANDY) def. Jacqueline Kasler/Plamena Kurteva (AU) 8-6
3. Nelly Radeva/Jackie Wu (VANDY) def. Taylor Schreimann/Caroline Thornton (AU) 8-6
Vanderbilt University 9-4; National ranking #14
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,3,5,4,2)