As reported by the University website, the Auburn men’s tennis team will travel to Norfolk, Virginia to compete today, Friday, February 10, 2023, against Old Dominion University. After that, on the weekend, Auburn will host Wisconsin on Sunday this weekend.
Against Old Dominion on Friday, all the action will begin at 10:00 CT at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and live stats for the game will be available here. Sunday against Wisconsin, the game will begin at noon CT at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn, Alabama.
Live stats for the game will be available at AuburnTigers.com. Old Dominion is currently 4-2 on the season with wins over Presbyterian, Georgetown, Drexel and Wisconsin. Their losses were in Pennsylvania and at home to Virginia Tech.
In the latest ITA doubles rankings released on Wednesday, the Monarch duo of Younes Lalami and Brandon Perez were ranked number 36 Wisconsin, holds a 5-1 record with their lone loss to Old Dominion on the road. The Badgers also boast a ranked doubles team, as their duo of Gabriel Huber and Michael Minasyan are currently ranked 21st in the country according to the ITA.
Head coach Bobby Reynolds explained: “It was a thrilling win that will be key when we look back at the end of the season, where you have that fork in the road where you go one way or the other. Fortunately, our guys came out and showed up, and I hope that pushes us along the path we expected at the start of the year.
It was a must win against a team I thought we had been very good against. The emotional side of taking two tough defeats at Winston-Salem means that You never know how these guys are going to react, but I was very happy with how they responded on Sunday.
We faced both of these teams last year, and they were both very close games and both will do well indoors. With ODU, they make up a couple of guys got hurt last year so we have to be prepared for that and for conditions a little quicker than we are used to at Yarbrough.
Just a matter of playing a little more physically instead of playing for a longer point. Same with Wisconsin, they will be good throughout the lineup. They are solid. That’s how I see our team too, and that will make the game fun.”
About Auburn University
Auburn is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States.
With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest in the state. Auburn University’s sports teams are known as the Tigers and compete in Division I-A of the NCAA and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Auburn has won 19 intercollegiate championships (including 17 NCAA championships), three of them 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 equestrian (2008, 2011), and one in women’s track and field (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 college’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 Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. Photo credits: Auburn University website