AUBURN, Ala. – No. 11 Auburn women’s tennis is set for the NCAA Championships Round of 16 as it faces off against No. 7 Texas Tech on Friday at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
First serve is set for 11:00 a.m. CT on the McWhorter Courts. The winner advances to the quarterfinals to face the winner of No. 3 Ohio State and No. 14 South Carolina. The match will be streamed online and live stats are available at GeorgiaDogs.com.
“We are excited to represent Auburn at the NCAA National Championships and we are ready to get on the court,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “We know our match with Texas Tech is going to be a battle, both mentally and physically and I think we are ready for it. At this stage in the season it’s all about who wants it more and we want to make a strong run at this tournament.”
In the last matchup, the Tigers (25-10, 5-8 SEC) defeated then-No. 5 Texas Tech (26-4, 8-1 BIG 12) by a score of 4-2 to win the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic Championship in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 25. Auburn holds a 4-1 all-time record over the Red Raiders.
Auburn advanced to the Round of 16 for the second-straight season by defeating DePaul and No. 37 Florida State in the Auburn Regional. The Tigers will bring an experienced group into Athens, led by juniors Alizee Michaud and Andie Dikosavljevic. No. 17 Michaud currently leads the team with 33 singles victories on the season, while No. 29 Dikosavljevic has 20 singles wins.
Texas Tech enters the Round of 16 after defeating Quinnipiac and No. 44 Denver. The Red Raiders have won 19 of their last 20 matches, only dropping the regular season finale to TCU. TTU won the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships for the first time in program history and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.