Nov. 6, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Auburn women's tennis player Fani Chifchieva lost her first round consolation matchup at the ITA Indoor National Tournament, falling to Yale's Stephanie Kent 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Friday.
The three-time All-American fell behind early in the first set against Kent trailing 4-1 through the first five games of set two. However, Chifchieva came storming back, winning four straight games to tie the set at 5-5 and forced a tie-break that she dropped 5-0 to lose the set 7-6 (5).
The second set saw Chifchieva, fall behind 4-1 rallying to cut Kent's lead to 5-4, but ultimately she lost the second and deciding set, 6-4.
Chifchieva's loss wraps up Auburn's 2009 fall schedule. The Tigers will begin their spring season beginning Jan. 30-31 at the ITA National Team Qualifier in Los Angeles, Calif.