Auburn men’s team defeated by Duke at the ITA Kickoff Weekend


Auburn University men’s tennis team was defeated 4-0 by Duke at the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Afterwards, the Tigers will return home to face Georgia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 5 at noon CT at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

As reported by the Auburn University website, they lost two of their doubles games while Alejandro Moreno and Tyler Stice were tied 5-5 on third court when their game was suspended.

Moreno, Galka and Murgett all took their first set in singles. Galka then lost the next two sets to Pedro Rodenas to lose 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Moreno, Murgett and Raul Dobai’s matches went to the third set before being suspended.

Men’s singles results

#4 Garrett Johns (DU) final. #66 Tyler Stice (AUB) 7-5, 6-3
#101 Andrew Zhang (DU) vs. Alejandro Moreno (AUB) 4-6, 6-0, 4-4, unfinished
#84 Pedro Rodenas (DU) def. Jan Galka (AUB) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Connor Krug (DU) vs. Finn Murgett (AUB) 4-6, 6-4, 3-3, unfinished
Faris Khan (DU) vs. Raul Dobai (AUB) 6-4, 3-6, 5-5, unfinished
Jake Krug (DU) final. Billy Blaydes (AUB) 6-4, 6-2

Men’s doubles results

#49 Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (DU) final. Finn Murgett/Raul Dobai (AUB) 6-3
Garrett Johns/Pedro Rodenas (DU) final Jan Galka/Billy Blaydes (AUB) 6-2
Faris Khan/Connor Krug (DU) vs. Tyler Stice/Alejandro Moreno (AUB) 5-5, unfinished

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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