April 11, 2014
|#31 Tennessee 4, #24 Auburn 3|
|Women's Singles Results|
|No. 1||#75 Repic (UT) def. #36 Burgmans (AU)||6-4, 3-6, 6-1|
|No. 2||Henderson (UT) def. #105 Flickinger (AU)||7-6, 2-6, 6-3|
|No. 3||Guevremont (UT) def. de Man (AU)||7-6, 0-6, 6-4|
|No. 4||Lindl (UT) def. Kucharova (AU)||4-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|No. 5||Kasler (AU) def. Olivarez (UT)||6-2, 6-2|
|No. 6||Pfeifler (AU) def. Pande (UT)||6-3, 6-2|
|Order of Finish||5, 6, 4, 1, 3, 2|
|Women's Doubles Results|
|No. 1||#14 Burgmams/Flickinger (AU) def. #90 Henderson/Williams (UT)||8-4|
|No. 2||Kasler/Pfeifler (AU) def. Repic/Guevremont (UT)||8-2|
|No. 3||de Man/Kucharova (AU) def. Lindl/Olivarez (UT)||6-6, uf.|
|Order of Finish||2, 1|
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Auburn women’s tennis team jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Friday, but four three-set wins in singles by No. 31 Tennessee pushed the Lady Vols passed the Tigers, 4-3, at the Barksdale Stadium in a marathon, five-hour match.
No. 24 Auburn (16-8, 6-6 SEC) opened the match by securing the doubles with strong doubles play from the top of the lineup against Tennessee (12-10, 6-6 SEC). The Gulf Breeze, Fla., duo of Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler earned their third straight win at No. 2, dropping Tennessee’s Eve Repic and Laurence Guervemont, 8-2.
14th-ranked Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger clinched the doubles point for the Tigers, with an 8-4 victory at the top of the lineup, taking down No. 90 Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn William. The pair is now 15-2 in dual match play.
The Tigers got two straight-set wins from Kasler and Pfeifler at the bottom of the lineup in singles play to push their lead to 3-0. Kasler picked up her seventh straight win, posting a 6-2, 6-2 win on court five. Pfeifler followed that up with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 6 line to put Auburn ahead, one match away from securing victory.
All four matches left on court went to three sets, but the Tigers were unable to find a win. Michala Kucharova won the first set, but ultimately fell to Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl, 4-6, 6-4 6-2. The Lady Vols’ No. 75 Repic defeated No. 36 Burgmans, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on court one to cut the Tigers’ lead to 3-2 on court one.
Tennessee’s Laurence Guevremont tied the match at 3-3 topping Auburn’s Paula de Man, 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 6-4 on court there. Moments later, No. 105 Flickinger fell 7-6 (10-8), 2-6, 6-3 to Tennessee’s Joanna Henderson to allow the Lady Vols to compete the comeback.
Auburn wraps up the regular season on Sunday at No. 8 Georgia with the match set to begin at noon CT. Live stats for the match will be available on AuburnTigers.com.
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