Feb. 5, 2009
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The No. 25 Auburn women's tennis team (1-2) will hit the road for a pair of matches against ranked opponents, first facing No. 27 Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on Friday in College Station, Texas. Live stats from the George P. Mitchell '40 Outdoor Tennis Center in College Station will be available through aggieathletics.com. The Tigers will then travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on No. 21 TCU Sunday at noon.
"We are looking forward to our matches with Texas A&M and TCU this weekend," head women's tennis coach Tim Gray said. "Both are very tough teams and we will need to be focused and ready to compete. Texas A&M will have a big, rowdy crowd for sure, which will make for a great atmosphere. We upset TCU last year when they were ranked 15th in the nation, so I'm sure they will be hungry for revenge."
Friday's match with the Aggies will be only the second meeting between Auburn and Texas A&M. In 2007, the Aggies took a 5-2 win over Auburn in College Station.
Texas A&M is off to a 2-1 start with wins over Denver and St. Mary's College (Calif.).
The Tigers will then travel to Fort Worth for a Sunday match against No. 21 TCU at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.
TCU (2-2) opened the season with a 4-3 loss to then-ranked No. 41 Virginia, but evened its mark with a 6-1 win over then-ranked No. 22 William & Mary.
Like Auburn, the Horned Frogs played in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Atlanta, Ga., and finished with a 1-1 record. TCU dropped its opening match to host No. 8 Georgia Tech, 5-2, but rebounded from the loss by defeating then-ranked No. 20 Florida State 4-2.
This will be the third meeting between Auburn and TCU. Last year in Auburn the Tigers upended the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs, 4-3.