March 18, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. - After a tough road trip, the Auburn's women's tennis team will return home Saturday to take on No. 68 Boston University and in-state rival Troy. Auburn is 2-11 on the season and will look to bounce back from losses against nationally-ranked South Carolina and Florida.
Boston University is 8-4 and currently ranked 68th in the nation. The Terriers are coming off two wins against Buffalo and South Alabama, in Miami, Fla. BU will field the No. 76 double's team of Vivien Laszloffy and Stefanie Nunic. In singles the Terriers will be lead by Laszloffy and Nunic and freshman Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis.
Troy is currently 5-10 on the season, with a 0-2 record against SEC opponents. Similar to Boston University, the Trojans are coming off two losses in Miami, Fla., and will be looking to get back on track at Auburn. Troy will look for Sophomore Karoline Grymel and Senior Leonie Guijt to lead the team after winning their last five matches.
Last week was tough for Auburn with a pair of SEC losses. The Tigers dropped a close 4-3 match at No. 44 South Carolina on Friday before falling to No. 1-ranked Florida, 4-0, on Sunday.
This weekend's double-header will begin at 10 a.m. against Boston University. Play will continue at 4 p.m. against Troy. All matches will be held at the Yarbrough Tennis Center and admission will be free.