AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn women's tennis got the fall season started with nine combined victories over singles and doubles competition at the Miami Fall Invite in Coral Gables, Fla., in a season-opening tournament that provided invaluable experience for the Tigers against Miami, Florida Gulf Coast University and Pittsburgh.
"This was a good opportunity to see where we stand as a team," head coach Lauren Spencer said. "We have work to do moving forward."
Freshman Jaeda Daniel had a stellar debut going 2-0 in singles play, including a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Miami's Estela Perez-Somarriba, a 2017 NCAA Tournament semifinalist and the No. 11 ranked player in the country. The Port Charlotte, Fla., native also defeated Florida Gulf Coast University's Bridget Forster 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles play, Daniel paired with senior Alizee Michaud for a 6-1 victory over FGCU's Forster and Maja Ornberg, and also paired with senior Mary Katherine Lewis to take down Pittsburgh's Clara Lucas and Natsumi Okamoto 6-0.
Weather was an issue all weekend as play was delayed on all three days. Friday's opening day was suspended due to lightning after just 32 minutes of play.
Ana Madcur (UM) def. No. 9 Alizee Michaud, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Jaeda Daniel def. No. 11 Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM), 6-3, 6-1
Daniella Roldan (UM) def. Madeline Meredith, 6-4, 6-2
Caroline Turner def. Ulyana Shirokova (UM), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
Sara Culbertson (UM) def. Mary Katherine Lewis, 6-4, 6-3
Jaeda Daniel def. Bridget Forster (FGCU), 6-2, 6-3
Julia Ascua (FGCU) def. Caroline Turner 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
Laura Falceto Font (FGCU) def. Madeline Meredith 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4)
Madison Gallegos (FGCU) def. Mary Katherine Lewis 6-4, 6-3
Jaeda Daniel/Alizee Michaud def. Bridget Forster/Maja Ornberg (FGCU), 6-1
Alannah Griffin/Madeline Meredith def. Julia Ascua/Madison Gallegos (FGCU), 6-4
Mary Katherine Lewis/Caroline Turner def. Laura Falceto Font/Patricia Villar (FGCU), 6-4
Jovana Knezevic/Gabriela Rezende (UP) def. Alannah Griffin/Alizee Michaud, 6-3
Madeline Meredith/Caroline Turner def. Claudia Bartolome/Callie Frey (UP), 6-2
Jaeda Daniel/Mary Katherine Lewis def. Clara Lucas/Natsumi Okamoto (UP), 6-0
E. Perez-Somarriba/Ana Madcur (UM) def. Jaeda Daniel/Alizee Michaud 7-6 (7-1)
Daniella Roldan/Ulyana Shirokova (UM) def. Alannah Griffin/Madeline Meredith 7-5
Mary Katherine Lewis/Caroline Turner def. Sara Culbertson/Sharan Danquah (UM) 6-4