Auburn defeats No. 26 Lady Vols

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No. 26 Tennessee lost its Southeastern Conference road dual match, 6-1, at No. 13 Auburn Friday.

The Lady Vols (12-8, 6-6 SEC) managed one victory against the Tigers (19-4, 10-2 SEC) and forced three singles matches to three sets.

Auburn claimed the doubles point by sweeping the two completed matches.

At No. 1 doubles, the Tigers’ tandem of Selin Ovunc and Ariana Arseneault, the No. 16 team in the country, defeated No. 17 Daria Kuczer and Tenika McGriffin, 6-1.

At No. 3 doubles, Auburn’s duo of Carolyn Ansari and Madeline Meredith defeated Kylie Duckworth, 6-2.

In singles, Tennessee prevailed at No. 5 as Esther Adeshina defeated Adeline Flach, 6-2, 6-2.

The Lady Vols suffered three-set losses at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles as Rebeka Merten, McGriffin and Elza Tomase all fell after winning a set.