NCAA Womens Tennis

Bulldogs Head To No. 7 Auburn

Bulldogs Head To No. 7 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Mississippi State women’s tennis heads No. 7 Auburn to take on the Tigers on Sunday at 12 p.m.

The match will mark the 49th matchup between the two teams. Mississippi State will attempt to snap a two-match losing streak and earn its first victory in the series since 2019.

The Bulldogs earned a 4-2 win on March 15, 2019 in Starkville and a month later MSU defeated the Tigers at the SEC Tournament with a 4-1 victory on April 17 in College Station, Texas.

Emmanouela Antonaki earned her 23rd-ranked singles win of her career on Friday against Alabama’s No. 96 Loudmilla Bencheikh. Antonaki is now 15-8 overall and 9-3 in dual play.

In doubles, Antonaki and Chloé Cirotte earned a ranked win against the 58th-ranked doubles tandem of Anne Marie Hiser and Bencheikh. Gia Cohen and Maddie Bemisderfer clinched the doubles point for the Bulldogs on Friday with a win over Alabama’s Kasia Pitak and Ola Pitak.

MSU enters the match with a 10-4 record and a 0-3 record in conference play after dropping to Alabama 5-2 on Friday.

The Tigers’ lineup features several ranked players. Carolyn Ansari is ranked 41, while Ariana Arseneault sits at 46th to make up the ranked players in singles.

Additionally, the duo of Ansari and Arseneault are ranked 20th in doubles, Anastasia Astakhova and Adeline Flach are ranked 51st, Angella Okutoyi and Flach are ranked 64th.

The Tigers are tied with Pepperdine at No. 7 after taking down Alabama 4-3 last Sunday.

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