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Women's Tennis Enters 2009 Season Ranked No. 27

Jan. 6, 2009

AUBURN - The Auburn women's tennis team, along with three singles players and a doubles team, appear in the initial 2009 national rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday.

The Tigers, ranked 27th nationally, have ranked singles players in No. 6 Fani Chifchieva, No. 41 Melissa Koning and No. 86 Alex Haney. Chifchieva is a two-time All-American in singles play. Koning and Haney pair up in doubles play and are ranked 22nd. The pair earned All-American accolades in 2008.

"To have three players ranked in the national singles is an awesome achievement for these players and this team," head women's tennis coach Tim Gray said. "We want to use this to continue to climb the rankings and to boost our recruiting efforts."

The women's tennis team opens the spring campaign Jan. 16-18, hosting the Auburn Winter Invitational at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.



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