HOUSTON, Texas - No. 28 Auburn women’s tennis picked up two wins Saturday in Houston, Texas, as the Tigers topped No. 52 Washington State, 6-1, and swept Prairie View A&M, 7-0.
Auburn (6-2) opened the day by picking up it’s first-ever win over Washington State (7-2). The Tigers got a 6-4 win in doubles at the No. 2 line from Reka Muller and Jen Pfeifler to start the match. Paula de Man and Michala Kucharova posted a 6-4 victory on court three to clinch the doubles point.
The Tigers won five of out six singles matches to take control of the match against the Cougars. Andie Dikosavljevic posted a 6-1, 6-3 on court three while Pfeifler and de Man provided Auburn with straight-set wins at the No. 5 and 6 lines. 36th-ranked Pleun Burgmans earned her 12th win of the season with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win at No. 1 line.
In the final match of the day, Auburn swept Prairie View A&M to earn the victory. The third-ranked doubles pair of Burgmans and Emily Flickinger posted a 6-0 win on court one. Diksovaljevic and de Man earned their first dual-match win of the season together on court two, while Pfeifler and Mary Katherine Lewis collected a 6-2 win at the No. 3 line.
In singles, Auburn swept all six matches against the Panthers. Burgmans dominated with a 6-1, 6-1 victory on court 1, while Dikosavljevic won 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 2 line. Flickinger, de Man and Pfeifler all earned straight-set wins for the Tigers. Lewis’ win on court six was the first dual-match victory of her career.
Auburn wraps up the weekend in Houston by taking on No. 42 Washington at 10 a.m. Sunday at the John E. Goff Tennis Courts.
Auburn Women’s Tennis Results
Feb. 7, 2015
John E. Goff Tennis Courts - Houston, Texas
#28 Auburn 6, #52 Washington State 1
1. No. 36 Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. Maria Biryukova (WSU) 6-3, 7-6(5)
2. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Emily Flickinger (AU) 6-1, 7-6(4)
3. Andie Dikosavljevic (AU) def. Lize Leenknecht (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Reka Muller (AU) def. Donika Bashota (WSU) 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
5. Paula de Man (AU) def. Victoria Matejevic (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. Nastia Vasyukhina (WSU) 6-1, 6-4
1. No. 3 Pleun Burgmans / Emily Flickinger (AU) vs. Lize Leenknecht/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 5-5, unfinished
2. Reka Muller / Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. Donika Bashota/Victoria Matejevic (WSU) 6-4
3. Paula de Man / Michala Kucharova. (AU) vs. Maria Biryukova/Nastia Vasyukhina (WSU) 6-4
#28 Auburn 7, Prairie View A&M 0
1. No. 36 Burgmans (AU) def. Thomas (PAMU), 6-1, 6-1
2. Dikosavljevic (AU) def. Findley (PAMU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Flickinger (AU) def. Lackey (PAMU) 6-1, 6-0
4. de Man (AU) def. Ruhl (PAMU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Pfeifler (AU) def. Lackey (PAMU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Lewis (AU) def. Ruhl (PAMU), Forfeit
1. No. 3 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Findley/Thomas (PAMU), 6-0
2. de Man/Dikosavljevic (AU) def. S. Lackey/Ruhl, 6-2
3. Pfeifler/Lewis (AU) def. M. Lackey/Fellows, 6-2