Next up for the Tigers in the quarter-finals is a Saturday match against the nation's 30th ranked team, Jonathan Chu and Ashwin Kumar of Harvard. Chu and Kumar beat Southern Cal's Jamil Al-Agba and Johan Berg, 7-6, 5-7, 6-3.
Auburn coach Eric Shore was pleased with the victory. "This was a great win for Alex and Gabor," AU Coach Eric Shore said. "They will face a touch challenge tomorrow, but with the way they played today it looked like they were on their game and really playing well together."
Pelva advanced to the second round of singles play, but was elminated on Thursday by Ken Anderson of Illinois.