Sept. 4, 2008
AUBURN - Auburn women’s tennis players Fani Chifchieva, Alex Haney, Melissa Koning and Whitney Chappell have all been listed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s preseason national rankings released Thursday.
Chifchieva, a singles All-American who posted a 27-2 record in 2008, enters fall competition ranked ninth. She is the second-highest ranked Southeastern Conference player. Alex Haney, a doubles All-American last spring, is ranked No. 51 headed into her senior campaign. Haney went 19-4 in the No. 2 spot for the Tigers in 2008.
In doubles, Haney and partner Melissa Koning are ranked fourth. The pair competed in the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships in May to earn All-American accolades and posted a record of 17-4. Chifchieva and senior Whitney Chappell are ranked 50th.
The Tigers will compete in four fall tournaments, opening Sept. 19 at the Stonybrook Invitational in Long Island, N.Y.