Three Tigers Earn Tennis All-America Honors

The 2008 Auburn women's tennis team made school history with the success of three of its players.

Auburn, Ala.--Fani Chifchieva and the doubles team of Alex Haney and Melissa Konning have been named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Chifchieva, the SEC Women's Tennis Player of the Year, was the first Auburn woman to be named a tennis All-American last season. This season as a sophomore she posted a 27-3 singles record and finished 11th in the final national rankings.

Chifchieva advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA singles competition before falling to eventual champion Amanda McDowell of Georgia Tech.

Alex Haney

Haney and Konning posed a 17-3 record in doubles play and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They finished the season ranked No. 10 nationally.

"I am so proud of these young women and the hard work that they have put in all year," Auburn coach Tim Gray said. "This is a monumental step for these ladies and for Auburn women's tennis. We hope to continue to build on this success."

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