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Alabama Women’s Tennis Opens SEC Action Sunday at No. 8 Auburn

Alabama Women’s Tennis Opens SEC Action Sunday at No. 8 Auburn

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s tennis team (7-3) opens Southeastern Conference play Sunday as the team travels to Auburn, Ala., to face the No. 8 Auburn Tigers (10-2). First serve between the two teams is set for noon CT at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

The Match

Date: Sunday, March 5

Time: 12 p.m CT

Location: Auburn, Ala.

Venue: Yarbrough Tennis Center

How to Follow

  • Links to live scoring and the video stream will be available at
  • Updates will be provided on the team’s Twitter account @AlabamaWTN

The Crimson Tide

  • Alabama enters conference play with a 7-3 record after winning two of its three matches at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic
  • The Tide secured its first ranked victory last Saturday, topping No. 58 Yale, 4-1
  • Ola Pitka went undefeated at the Blue Gray Classic, securing three wins
  • Klara Milicevic leads the team, 7-1, in singles despite taking her first loss against Illinois last week
  • Alabama’s doubles unit is led by Ola Pitak, as she played an essential role in her pairings with Loudmilla Bencheikh and Kasia Pitak, both maintain an undefeated dual match record

Scouting Auburn

  • The Tigers enter the match ranked No. 8 with a 10-2 record
  • Both of Auburn’s losses came from ranked opponents, No. 2 North Carolina and No. 11 Ohio State
  • Alabama and Auburn will go head-to-head for the 21st time in series history with the Crimson Tide holding a 12-8 advantage 
  • Auburn won the last meeting in March 2022, 5-2 
  • The Tigers have three players ranked in singles, No. 28 Ariana Arseneault, No. 48 Carolyn Ansari and No. 120 Kaitlyn Carnicella
  • In doubles, No. 21 Ansari and Arseneault lead the Tigers at the top of the ladder
  • No. 47 Anastasia Astakhova and Adeline Flach round out the doubles line up 

Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaWTN on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaWTN on Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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