NCAA Womens Tennis

Bulldogs Fall At Seventh-Ranked Auburn

Bulldogs Fall At Seventh-Ranked Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Mississippi State women’s tennis dropped a 6-1 decision at seventh-ranked Auburn on Sunday afternoon.

The bright spot for the Bulldogs came as Emmanouela Antonaki scored an upset over No. 46 Ariana Arseneault 6-1, 5-7, 10-5. It marked her 26th ranked career singles win. The win marks Antonaki’s second ranked win of the season and her ninth highest win over a ranked opponent.

Antonaki improves to 16-8 overall and 10-3 during dual-match play.

Alexandra Mikhailuk took the first set 6-2 against Tiger Kaitlyn Carnicella, but Carnicella forced a third set super tiebreaker after taking the second 6-2. Ultimately, Carnicella took the match in the third with a 10-6 victory.

MSU’s Gia Cohen fell to No. 41 Carolyn Ansari 6-0, 6-4, while No. 88 Maria Rizzolo fell to Tiger DJ Bennett 6-1, 6-3.

Emily Surcey was defeated by Agella Okutoyi 6-1, 6-1, and Sydney Hrehor lost to Adeline Flach 6-2, 6-1.

Auburn (13-2, 3-0 SEC) also claimed the doubles point. The 20th-ranked duo of Arseneault and Ansari took down Antonaki and Chloé Cirotte 6-3 while Bennett and Carnicella beat Mikhailuk and Hrehor 6-4.

The Bulldogs fell to 10-5 overall and 0-4 on Southeastern Conference play.

Next Up

The Bulldogs hit the road to Columbia, Mo. to take on the Missouri on Friday, March 17 at 2 p.m. CT and then travel to Arkansas on March 19 to play the Razorbacks at 12 p.m.

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No. 7 Auburn 6, Mississippi State 1

Yarbrough Tennis Center | Auburn, Ala.

March 12, 2023


1. #20 Ariana Arseneault/Carolyn Ansari (AUB) def. Chloé Cirotte/Emmanouela Antonaki (MSU) 6-3

2. #64 Adeline Flach/Angella Okutoyi (AUB) vs. Gia Cohen/Maddie Bemisderfer (MSU) 5-4, unfinished

3. DJ Bennett/Kaitlyn Carnicella (AUB) def. Alexandra Mikhailuk/Sydney Hrehor (MSU) 6-4

Order of finish: (1,3)


1. Emmanouela Antonaki (MSU) def. #46 Ariana Arseneault (AUB) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5)

2. #41 Carolyn Ansari (AUB) def. Gia Cohen (MSU) 6-0, 6-4

3. Kaitlyn Carnicella (AUB) def. Alexandra Mikhailuk (MSU) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

4. DJ Bennett (AUB) def. #88 Maria Rizzolo (MSU) 6-1, 6-3

5. Angella Okutoyi (AUB) def. Emily Surcey (MSU) 6-1, 6-1

6. Adeline Flach (AUB) def. Sydney Hrehor (MSU) 6-2, 6-1

Order of finish:

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