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Women's Tennis to Host Troy, No. 27 TCU This Week

Feb. 23, 2010

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AUBURN- The No. 40 Auburn women's tennis team (4-2, 0-0 SEC) is set to host a pair of matches this week, beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 24 as the Tigers host the Troy Trojans at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 28, the Tigers will host the No. 27 TCU Horned Frogs at noon. Each match will be played on the outdoor courts of the City of Auburn/Yarbrough Tennis Center, weather permitting.

Auburn leads the all-time series against the Trojans by a 7-1 count. Auburn has won the past two matchups, which were both played in Troy 4-0 on Feb. 28 of last season, and 7-0 on Feb. 16, 2008. The last time the Trojans defeated the Tigers was on March 8, 2006, as Troy defeated Auburn 4-3 in Auburn.

Troy enters the match with a 2-5 overall record and are fresh off a 7-0 blanking of Wofford on Feb. 21. The Trojans defeated Florida Gulf Coast on Jan. 22 for their first victory of the season by a score of 4-3. On the season, Troy has been defeated by three nationally-ranked opponents in No. 32 Florida International (5-2), No. 14 Clemson (5-2), and No. 7 Florida (7-0).

In singles action, Troy holds a team record of 17-25, and a 10-11 mark in doubles action. Three players, Rosaura Ramirez-Vega, Lauren Simpson, and Emma Smith each carry records of 3-4 entering the match. The doubles tandem of Karoline Grymel and Lenonie Guijt carry a 4-3 record in first flight doubles play and are 1-1 against nationally-ranked opponents.

TCU will enter the weekend tilt ranked No. 27 in the ITA Rankings and hold a team record of 1-4 after facing a daunting schedule so far this season. All five opponents have been ranked in the top 30, as the Horned Frogs have been defeated by No. 11 Stanford (6-1), No. 18 Arkansas (5-2), No. 20 Vanderbilt (4-3),and No. 26 SMU (7-0). TCU's lone victory of the season came on Jan. 30 against in-state rival Texas, as the Horned Frogs downed the Longhorns 4-3.

In singles play, TCU holds a 8-22 record as a team, and are led by the No. 67 singles player in the country, Kayla Duncan, who is 2-3 on the season and 1-2 against nationally-ranked opponents. In doubles action, Duncan has teamed up with Nina Munch-Soegaard for a 2-3 record in first flight doubles and are 2-1 against ranked opponents, while Idunn Hertzberg and Gaby Mastromarino hold a 2-3 mark in third doubles.

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