Auburn University player Kaitlyn Carnicella was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week, as reported on the Auburn website.
Carnicella followed up last weekend by winning both of her singles fights at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
She defeated UCSB’s Valentina Khrebtova with a score of 6-2, 6-3. On Sunday against the UCF No. 23, Carnicella came from behind after losing the first set against Jaleesa Leslie. She got the 4-1 team victory for the Tigers which earned the team participation in the 2023 ITA Indoor Championships.
Auburn head coach Caroline Lilley, talked abiut the performance of the women’s team at the ITA Kickoff Weekend: “First, we are very proud of our team! The poise, the grit- this group has intangibles nobody can teach. From the start of the doubles to the end of the singles, we remained resolute in our pursuit of earning windows of opportunity.
Their desire to be great in the little things, understanding one percent improvements over time differentiate, is the foundation of everything they do.”
About Auburn University
Auburn is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States.
With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest in the state. Auburn University’s sports teams are known as the Tigers and compete in Division I-A of the NCAA and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Auburn has won 19 intercollegiate championships (including 17 NCAA championships), three of them in football (1913, 1957, 2010), 8 in men’s swimming and diving (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 ), 5 in women’s swimming and diving (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), 2 in equestrian (2008, 2011), and one in women’s track and field (2006).
Auburn has also won a total of 70 Southeastern Conference titles, 51 men’s and 19 women’s. Auburn’s colors are orange and blue, chosen by George Petrie, the head coach of the college’s football team, inspired by the colors of his alma mater, the University of Virginia.
Auburn was founded on February 7, 1856 during the presidency of Franklin Pierce, as East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1872 the college became the first public university to benefit from the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. Photo credits: Auburn University website
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