AUBURN, Ala. – No. 12 Auburn women’s tennis ended its run in the semifinals of the SEC Women’s Tennis Tournament with a 4-2 loss to top-ranked Florida on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.
“I am extremely proud of the level of play that we brought to the court today,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “This was a championship level match and we went toe to toe with the number one team in the nation on every court.”
“After losing the doubles point, we regrouped and gave Florida everything we had,” Spencer said. “I felt like we had them on the ropes the entire time. Florida is a fantastic team and played a great match. This is an experience we are going to take into the NCAA Tournament, knowing that we can go head to head with anyone in the nation.”
Alizee Michaud picked up her 33rd singles victory of the season to put Auburn on the board. The Florida native upset No. 16 Josie Kuhlman to make the score, 2-1. Michaud has won 14 matches against ranked opponents on the season.
With match point on the line, freshman Georgie Axon battled back after trailing 5-2 in the third to defeat Brooke Austin 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-5. The England native now stands at 24-10 in singles this season.
Auburn will now have to wait to find out its fate in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament, which is set to begin May 13-14.