No. 28 Auburn sweeps No. 62 Wake Forest at ITA Kick-Off
Jan. 24, 2015

Reka Muller

#28 Auburn 4, #62 Wake Forest 0
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #36 Burgmans (AU) vs. Guerin (WF) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0, uf
 No. 2 Flickinger (AU) def. Zhang (WF) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
 No. 3 Muller (AU) def. Retolaza (WF) 6-2, 7-5
 No. 4  Dikosavljevic (AU) def. Asch (WF) 6-1, 6-1
 No. 5 de Man (AU) vs. Fernandez (WF) 5-2, uf
 No. 6 Pfeifler (AU) vs. Gardiner (WF) uf
 Order of Finish 4, 3, 2  
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #3 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Gardiner/Fernandez (WF) 6-4
 No. 2 de Man/Kucharova (AU) def. Asch/Guerin (WF) 6-2
 No. 3 Muller/Pfeifler (AU) def. Forman/Zhang (WF) 6-0
 Order of Finish 3, 2, 1  

ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn women's tennis opened the 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend in impressive fashion Saturday, downing No. 62 Wake Forest, 4-0, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

The 28th-ranked Tigers (3-0) swept doubles play with a dominating performance and picked up singles victories from Andie Dikosavljevic, Emily Flickinger and Reka Muller to complete the sweep of the Demon Deacons (2-1).

"I was very impressed with how we played," Auburn head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. "We came out with great energy and discipline in doubles. I thought we set up our points and had very few unforced errors."

"We took our momentum from winning all three doubles matches and got off to a big lead, winning three out of our four first sets quickly. Wake Forest is a good team and made us fight to the end to win the match."

Auburn's tandem of Muller and Jen Pfeifler wasted little time on court three in doubles, defeating Wake Forest's Xue Zhang/Karen Forman, 6-0. Paula de Man and Michala Kucharova clinched the doubles point for the Tigers, topping the Demon Deacons' pair of Kimmy Guerin and Samantha Asch, 6-2.

No. 3 Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger completed the doubles sweep with a 6-4 victory over Wake Forest's Kasey Gardiner/Luisa Fernandez.

In singles, Dikosavljevic crusied to a 6-1, 6-1 win on court four, taking down the Demon Deacons' Asch. Muller quickly followed up with a straight-set win of her own on at No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Andrea Retolaza.

"Andie came through big time, I was impressed with her and she played her best tennis with great focus that I have seen from her to date," Meisner said of the freshman. "I think if we bring the same focus and energy to tomorrow we'll have a great opportunity."

The Tigers clinched the match with Flickinger's three-set victory over Wake Forest's Zhang. Auburn's senior grabbed the first set, but was forced to go the distance and prevailed with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

Auburn will take on No. 10 Georgia on Sunday at 4 p.m. CT in the championship final. The winner of the match will advance to the ITA National Indoor Finals in Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 6-9.

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