Auburn Men'S Team Beat Old Dominion To Get The First Dual Match Road Victory Of 2023

Auburn men’s team beat Old Dominion to earn first two-game road win of 2023

The Auburn University men’s tennis team earned a record two-game road win of the 2023 season yesterday, with a 5-2 win over Old Dominion in Norfolk.. Auburn will have a rest day before returning to action against Wisconsin tomorrow at home.

That game will begin at noon CT at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. As reported by the University website, Tyler Stice and Alejandro Moreno withdrew early from their doubles match on court three, but Jan Galka and Billy Blaydes won their match 6-2 on court two, leaving the doubles point on field one.

Finn Murgett and Raul Dobai then won a close match on court one against Younes Lalami and Brandon Perez, the 36th-ranked doubles team in the nation, by a score of 6-4 to claim the doubles point for the Tigers. Stice ultimately earned the victory for Auburn after defeating Younes Lalami 7-6, 6-4 on field one to make it 4-0 in favor of the Tigers.

After Stice earned the team victory, Murgett won his match over Cosme Rolland De Ravel 3-6, 7-6(4), 1-0(1). Head coach Bobby Reynolds explained: «I’m happy to have won today. We went through some ups and downs on the doubles court, but finally found our focus and confidence towards the end of the match to cement the doubles point. We came out very well in singles and put ourselves in a position to quickly succeed in many positions with first set wins..

We have encountered some obstacles that consolidate advantage, sets and matches and that is where we have to understand and learn in order to minimize them in the future. We have grown in our ability to pull off a great team win on the road against a very talented and well trained ODU team..

This is an NCAA Tournament team that we just beat on the road in a short week and a tough journey.»

About Auburn University

Auburn is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 teachers, it is one of the largest in the state.

Auburn University’s sports teams are known as the Tigers and compete in NCAA Division IA and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) West Division. Auburn has won 19 intercollegiate championships (including 17 NCAA championships), three in football (1913, 1957, 2010), 8 in men’s swimming and diving (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 ), 5 in women’s swimming and diving (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), 2 in horse riding (2008, 2011) and one in women’s athletics (2006).

Auburn has also won a total of 70 Southeastern Conference titles, 51 men’s and 19 women’s. Auburn’s colors are orange and blue, chosen by George Petrie, the head coach of the university’s football team, inspired by the colors of his alma mater, the University of Virginia.

Auburn was founded on February 7, 1856 during the presidency of Franklin Pierce, as East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1872, the college became the first public university to benefit from the Morrill Act and was renamed the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College. Photo credits: Auburn University website

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