Women’s tennis hosts Samford, travels to UNF this weekend

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AUBURN, Ala. – For the 1st time in far more than 10 months, the Auburn women’s tennis staff will play a home match when the Tigers host Samford Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Middle. Match time is established for noon CT.

The Tigers will also strike the highway this weekend, touring to Jacksonville, Fla., to deal with North Florida at 11 a.m. CT Sunday.

It will have been 328 days since the last time the Auburn gals took the court docket for competitiveness at the Yarbrough Tennis Middle – an SEC match from the Florida Gators on March 1, 2020, was the last property party performed there right before the remainder of the spring season was canceled.

“We are really enthusiastic about acquiring to participate in at property,” Auburn head coach Caroline Lilley explained. “It will be a excellent encounter devoid of a question. It will be excellent to be house and be in our convenience zone. I thoroughly expect our matches to be competitive, and we will have to deliver our very best to make it aggressive.”

Auburn is 1- on the period right after a hard-fought 4-3 acquire at Furman Sunday. Taylor Russo, Carolyn Ansari and Adeline Flach picked up singles wins for the Tigers, and Russo/Selin Ovunc and Ansari/Yu Chen earned victories in doubles to secure the gain.

“Furman competed seriously difficult, they’re a top-40 staff,” Lilley explained. “A best-40 win on the road to open your year is a excellent energy from the staff. It was hard. It was not pretty tennis all the time. The courts were being actually speedy. I am actually glad we had been pushed the way we had been pushed. Which is what we want in the non-convention section because we know what to expect in the SEC.”

Samford will be taking part in its initially twin match of the time. The Bulldogs went 7-6 past year in twin competition.

North Florida faces Flagler on Friday ahead of internet hosting the Tigers Sunday in their first two matches of the 12 months. The Ospreys went 10-1 very last yr and currently own a 16-match home winning streak.

With rain in the forecast, Friday’s match will be played indoors. Thanks to overall health and security protocols and minimal area in the indoor facility, attendance will be confined to individuals and officers only. One-way links to dwell scoring for both matches can be identified on the women’s tennis timetable page at AuburnTigers.com.

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