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Auburn women’s team defeated by Ohio State 4-0

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Auburn University women’s tennis team was defeated by Ohio State during the first round of the ITA National Indoor Championship in Seattle with a final score of 4-0. Auburn will face the loser of the game between #3 Texas A&M and #17 San Diego at 11:00 CT, today.

Ohio State, as reported by Auburn University website, won two of three doubles games to claim the doubles point. No. 37 Sydni Ratliff and Irina Cantos Siemers upset No. 8 Ariana Arseneault and Carolyn Ansari 6-4 on court one while Koli Allen and Danielle Willson defeated DJ Bennett and Kaitlyn Carnicella on court three.

Ansari fought back from a 4-0 deficit to win the first set on a tiebreak and was leading the second set 5-3 over No. 23 Cantos Siemers when play on the second court was adjourned. After giving up the first set to No. 17 Ratliff, Arseneault won the second set 6-2 and was leading the third set 1-0 when match on court one was abandoned.

Head coach Caroline Lilley explained: “Ohio State was the better team today. I liked our intent, we were doing the right things and earning what we wanted, our execution just wasn’t good enough. As the leader of this schedule, it’s entirely my responsibility to prepare our team to capitalize and race across the finish line.

Our time in Seattle has just begun, and one thing I know for sure is that we coach the most resilient team here.”

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

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