April 4, 2010
BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 50 Auburn women's tennis team (8-8, 2-6) was defeated 5-2 Sunday by the LSU Tigers (8-13, 3-5) Sunday afternoon at W.T. "Dub" Robinson Stadium in Baton Rouge. After winning a pair of doubles matches to win the doubles point, the Tigers were only able to win one singles match over the LSU Lady Tigers.
Auburn's day began with doubles action, as senior Myrthe Molenveld paired with freshman Paulina Schippers to defeat LSU's Hannah Robinson and Kaitlin Burns, 8-2. LSU won the next doubles match, as Whitney Wolf and Keri Frankenberger defeated the Auburn senior tandem of Chifchieva and Jil Hastenrath, 8-4.
Following the doubles point victory, LSU would go on to win five of six singles matches.
The first decision came at No. 6, as LSU's Robinson defeated Schippers, 6-2, 6-1. Chifchieva, ranked 54th in the country, then followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over LSU's Whitney Wolf at No. 1 singles. However, LSU would go on to win the remaining matches on the day at No. 4, 5, 2, and 3 singles to take the 5-2 Easter Sunday victory over the Tigers.
Auburn returns home next weekend, April 9-11, to host Ole Miss and Mississippi State from City of Auburn/Yarbrough Tennis Center. Friday's matchup versus Ole Miss is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. start, while Sunday's tilt with Mississippi State is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Live stats will be available for both matches through AuburnTigers.com
LSU 5, #50 Auburn 2
Singles competition 1. #54 Fani Chifchieva (AU) def. Whitney Wolf (LSU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Daniela Vukadinovic (AU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
3. Nicole Kantor (LSU) def. Myrthe Molenveld (AU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
4. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) def. Jil Hastenrath (AU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Caroline Thornton (AU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Hannah Robinson (LSU) def. Paulina Schippers (AU) 6-2, 6-1
1. Whitney Wolf/Keri Frankenberger (LSU) def. Fani Chifchieva/Jil Hastenrath (AU) 8-4
2. Myrthe Molenveld/Paulina Schippers (AU) def. Hannah Robinson/Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 8-2
3. Plamena Kurteva/Caroline Thornton (AU) def. Nicole Kantor/Kylie Adamek (LSU) 8-6
Auburn 8-8 (2-6 SEC); National ranking #50
LSU 8-12 (3-5 SEC)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,1,4,5,2,3)