Women’s tennis is in 6th place in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – No. 8 Auburn suffered a road loss against 6th ranked Georgia in a final 4-1 score on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers confidently secured the colon, but were then unable to record any victories in the singles game.

“Another great start to the match in doubles,” said head coach Auburn Caroline Lilly called. “We’re doing the right things and enjoying playing with our partners. Unfortunately, we haven’t found a way to build on the momentum in singles. There’s a lot of work to do and a lot of tennis left to play. While we’re going through another practice session During the week we will work diligently and consciously to find solutions. As employees, we know we have more to give and we will do better for our young women.”

In the colon Adeline Flat And Angella Okutoyi took a 5-1 lead in second place, upsetting Meg Kowalski and Mell Reasco, who finished 39thth Ranked doubles team in the country with 6-3 points. Flach and Okutoyi’s victory marks the seventh doubles win in doubles games and ninth overall for the team. The win also marks the Auburn duo’s first win against a ranked doubles team of the season.

Just a few moments later, on the 20thth Rank Auburn doubles team of Ariana Arsenault And Carolyn Ansari defeated number 26 Guillermina Grant and Mai Nirundorn 6-2 to secure the double for the Tigers.

The singles game got off to a rocky start for Auburn as Ansari was the only Tiger to earn a first set win. The Bulldogs went 3-1 up after three singles games. Ali DeSpain was defeated by Grant Guillermina in sixth place, Okutoyi was defeated by No. 122 Meg Kowalski in fifth place, and Arseneault was defeated by 10th ranked Lea Ma in first place.

Auburn’s Bennett needed to win all remaining matches and came back to force their fourth-ranked match into a third set, but Carnicella’s loss to third-ranked Mell Reasco sealed victory for Georgia.

After the fourth-ranked match win was sealed, Ansari upset No. 12 Dasha Vidmanova in straight sets in second-ranked 6-1, 7-5. Bennett lost a 10-point tiebreaker in the decider to fall 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7) in fourth.

With the loss, Auburn falls to 13-4 in the season and 3-2 in the SEC game. Georgia improved their record to 13-3 and a perfect 6-0 in SEC play.

Next, Auburn will return home to Yarbrough Tennis Center to face 38th Rank LSU at 3:00 p.m. CT. Admission to Yarbrough Tennis Center is free. Live video and live scoring of the game will be available on

#6 Georgia 5, #8 Auburn 2

Individual results:

1. #10 Lea Ma (UGA) defeated. #46 Ariana Arsenault (AUB) 6-2, 6-3
2. #41 Carolyn Ansari (AUB) def. #12 Dasha Vidmanova (UGA) 6-1, 7-5
3. #52 Mell Reasco (UGA) defeated. Kaitlyn Carnicella (AUB) 6-4, 6-4
4. #64 defeated Anastasiia Lopata (UGA). DJ Bennett (AUB) 6:3, 4:6, 1:0 (10:7)
5. #122 Meg Kowalski (UGA) defeated. Angella Okutoyi (AUB) 6-3, 6-1
6. Guillermina Grant (UGA) def. Ali Despain (AUB) 6-1, 6-3

Results in doubles:

1. #20 Ariana Arsenault/Carolyn Ansari (AUB) def. #26 Guillermina Grant/May Nirundorn (UGA) 6-2
2. #64 Angella Okutoyi/Adeline Flat (AUB) def. #39 Meg Kowalski/Mell Reasco (UGA) 6-3
3. Ania Hertel/Anastasiia Lopata (UGA) vs. DJ Bennett/Kaitlyn Carnicella (AUB) 4-5, unfinished

Playing time: 2:33 Finish: Doubles: 1.2; Single: 6,5,1,3,2,4


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