Tigers fall to No.13 Georgia, break 10 game win streak

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Alizee Michaud picked up another win as she defeated No. 55 Ellen Perez to improve to 27-5 (2-1 SEC), but Auburn women’s tennis (18-2, 2-1 SEC) fell to No. 13 Georgia (9-3, 3-1 SEC), 4-1 at Yarbrough Tennis Center on Sunday. The loss was the end of a 10 game win streak for Auburn.

“This was a tough loss for us and it will definitely be a learning experience,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “We came out slow in doubles and never picked up the energy. I am proud of Allie (Michaud) for her win in singles. She really came out and took care of business. We are going to have to regroup and get ready for two more tough SEC road matches next weekend.”

Auburn drooped doubles and fell behind early with losses on courts two and three. No. 8 duo Michaud and Taylor Russo were leading 4-3 when the point was clinched.

In singles, the Tigers fell on courts two, four and six for only the second loss of the season. After beginning the season 13-0, freshman Taylor Russo lost her first dual-match of the year, falling 6-3, 7-5 to No. 18 Elena Christofi.

The Tigers will look to get back in the win column on the road on Friday, March 17 against No. 17 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Auburn will then travel to Baton Rouge to face No. 29 LSU on Sunday before returning to the Plains on March 24 against Vanderbilt.

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