Auburn battles to the finish at No. 6 Georgia Tech

ATLANTA – Auburn pushed 3 very important matches to 3rd sets, but the Tigers came up just shorter in a battle to the end with No. 6 Georgia Tech, slipping 5-2 Sunday afternoon.

“When you are climbing a mountain, you are not able to often choose the exact same route to the best,” Auburn head coach Caroline Lilley claimed. “You have to climb in inches, concentrating on the extremely subsequent phase instead of the entirety of the journey ahead. Inch by inch, action by phase. Climbing is just like a tennis match, level by stage until eventually the occupation is full.

“We fought now. We certainly earned windows of opportunity in equally doubles and singles. As we return to the exercise court this 7 days, we have to bring a climber’s mentality. Inch by inch, ball by ball, and minute by moment. We will be far better mainly because of competitive matches like now, and we are grateful for the prospect to acquire and hone our craft.”

Georgia Tech took a 1- direct after doubles. Auburn’s crew of Georgie Axon and Adeline Flach grabbed a 6-2 gain at the No. 2 place, but Ansari and Chen fell on court docket 3, 6-3, and Ovunc and Russo dropped a 6-3 determination at the prime spot to the fifth-ranked group of Jones and Flores.

The Yellow Jackets moved in advance 2- as 13th-ranked Kenya Jones downed 62nd-ranked Selin Ovunc 7-5, 6-2. Auburn bought on the board as Axon enhanced to 4- on the spring with a 6-3, 6-4 gain around 123rd-ranked Gia Cohen, 6-3, 6-4. Tech then pushed its lead to 3-1 as Flach fell on court 6, 6-4, 6-4.

The remaining 3 matches went the length. Taylor Russo, rated 99th in singles, fought back again from a initial-set loss to gain a 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 acquire at the No. 5 spot to pull Auburn within a issue at 3-2. But Georgia Tech clinched the match on courtroom 3 as Carolyn Ansari fell 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Yu Chen also went to a 3rd established with 56th-rated Victoria Flores at No. 2 singles ahead of slipping 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Auburn is again in motion next Sunday on the road at Clemson. Match time is set for 11 a.m. CT in Clemson, S.C.

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#6 Georgia Tech 5, Auburn 2

Singles
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1. #13 Kenya Jones (GT) def. #62 Selin Ovunc (AU), 7-5, 6-2
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2. #56 Victoria Flores (GT) def. Yu Chen (AU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
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3. Ava Hrastar (GT) def. Carolyn Ansari (AU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
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4. Georgie Axon (AU) def. #123 Gia Cohen (GT), 6-3, 6-4
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5. #99 Taylor Russo (AU) def. Carol Lee (GT), 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
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6. Mahak Jain (GT) def. Adeline Flach (AU), 6-4, 6-4
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Get of complete: 1, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2

Doubles
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1. #5 Jones/Flores (GT) def. #11 Ovunc/Russo (AU), 6-3
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2. Axon/Flach (AU) def. Cohen/Marsh (GT), 6-2
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3. Hrastar/Dedaj (GT) def. Ansari/Chen (AU), 6-3
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Buy of end: 2, 3, 1