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Auburn outlasts South Carolina for Tennis On Campus Southern Championship

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The Auburn A, Tennis On Campus team used the home cooking to their advantage this weekend to take down the South Carolina A team and win the 2014 Tennis On Campus Southern Championship, right in Auburn, Alabama.

Alabama blew past South Carolina 28-19, and secured a bid to the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Surprise, Ariz., which will be held, April 10-12.

Auburn staged a comeback after the second match when Tiger's player, Courtney Johns defeated the Gamecocks’ Elizabeth Holland 6-1, while Mitchell Vegas downed Paul Reed 6-3 to give Auburn a 22-15 lead with one match remaining.

This was the Southern Sectional championship, and it consisted of 32 colleges and universities, with some of the larger schools sending A, B and C teams.

Coed teams compete on five courts using World Team Tennis Collegiate rules. Scoring involves the adding up of games won, and the team with the most games won is the match winner. Players can not be current varsity tennis players at their institution and only one can be a former varsity player.

The matches took place at the Yarbrough Tennis Center (headquarters), the intramural/students courts on the Auburn campus and the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National.

Other schools besides Auburn and South Carolina to earn bids were: Elon, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State.

The 2014 event was presented by USTA Southern. You can see more at www.SouthernTennisOnCampus.com.

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