Auburn, Ala.--The 11th-ranked Auburn women’s tennis team win the doubles point and then closed out DePaul 4-0 to advance into the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
Auburn, which improved to 25-10, will play Florida State at noon CDT on Saturday. The Seminoles are 17-11 after defeating Arizona State on Friday.
“I thought we played good tennis today,” Coach Lauren Spencer told Inside the Auburn Tigers. “It’s tough to not play a match for three weeks when we last played in the SEC Tournament so we wanted to make sure we really got into it.
“We settled in and let the nerves go away and just played our tennis,” she said. “I was really pleased with the energy in the doubles and I think we did a really good job of controlling our energy.
“DePaul is a talented team so we had to play good tennis today,” the coach added. “Hopefully, we can bring that same energy and confidence tomorrow because we are going to need it vs. a very good Florida State team. Florida State is a talented, deep and scrappy team.”
Coach Lauren Spencer watches a singles match on Friday in Auburn.
Against DePaul the Tigers won at No. 1 and No. 3 to clinch the doubles point. The nation’s No. 14 ranked duo of Alizee Michaud and Taylor Russo posted a 6-1 win at No. 1 vs. Aspasia Avgeri and Yuliya Shupenia.
Auburn’s Caroline Turner and Georgie Axon scored a 6-3 doubles win at No. 3 vs. Ana Vladutu and Florence Abbot.
Axon scored the first singles point at No. 4 defeating Vladutu 6-2, 6-1.
Andie Dikosavljevic, who is ranked No. 29 nationally in singles, defeated Keisha Clousing 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2.
Russo clinched the match at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-3 win vs. Patricia Lancranjan.
Saturday’s match will be played on the indoor courts at Yarbrough Tennis Center if there is rain.