Tennis Travels to Battle Auburn (L 4-1)

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Auburn hosts the Cougars for their fifth home game, playing their seventh match of the season. This season, the Tigers carry a 5-1 record, falling to conference rival Kentucky, 4-0. The next day, they faced Georgia Tech, beating them 4-3. The Tigers are led by sophomore Jaeda Daniel, who is ranked #61 by the ITA and was named to the All-SEC First Team.

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Coogs lose the Doubles point. Currently up in 3 of the singles matches and are holding serve in another.

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Coogs take 2 of the first 6 sets. They do lead 4 of the 2nd sets.

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Coogs down 3-1 now. Looks like UH will win on Court #5.

Gerits on Court #3 is down 1-0, but leads the 2nd set 5-0.

Ndunda on Court #1 is down 1-0, and down in the 2nd set 3-2. She’s facing the #61 player in the nation.

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Coogs fall 4-1. Were in the 3rd set in the other 2 matches that went unfinished.

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The Tigers cruised through the doubles point, topping the Cougars 6-1, 6-1 at Flights 1 and 3. Sophie Gerits and Phonexay Chitdaramanaged to keep their undefeated streak with their unfinished match, 5-2.

The Cougars battled in singles, eventually dropping the fourth point at Court 1. Top ranked #61 Jaeda Daniel defeated Ndindi Ndundain a long battle, 6-1, 6-4. The sophomore from Virginia has only dropped two matches in singles, both against Southeastern Conference opponents.

Houston’s lone win at Court 6 was the first singles match to finish, where Stephanie Belovukovic rolled through Yu Chen, 6-1, 6-1. The freshman from Australia improved her singles record to 5-1 in singles play.

Alongside Belovukovic played junior Chitdara, who snatched the first set from Alannah Griffin at Court 5. Her Belgian partner, Gerits, played a hard-fought match against Madeline Meredith, going to a third set at Court 3.

Both of their matches were unfinished when teammates Jovana Vukovic and Elena Tairyan dropped their respective matches at Courts 2 and 4, eventually clinching the match for the Tigers.