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Tigers earn gutsy win over No. 42 Washington
Feb. 8, 2015


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#28 Auburn 5, #42 Washington 2
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #90 Douglas-Miron (UW) def. #36 Burgmans (AU) 6-3, 6-3
 No. 2 Dikosavljevic (AU) def. Ysidora (UW) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
 No. 3 Flickinger (AU) def. Kobayashi (UW) 0-6, 7-6, 6-4
 No. 4  Lukac (UW) def. Muller (AU) 6-2, 7-6
 No. 5 de Man (AU) def. Shimizu (UW) 6-1, 6-3
 No. 6 Pfeifler (AU) def. Gregoire (UW) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #3 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Douglas-Miron/Shimizu (UW) 6-2
 No. 2 Kobayashi/Ysidora (UW) def. Muller/Pfeifler (AU) 6-4
 No. 3 de Man/Kucharova (AU) def. Chen/Lukac (UW) 6-4

HOUSTON, Texas - No. 28 Auburn women's tennis turned in a gutsy performance in Houston Sunday, picking up a 5-2 win over Washington to earn its fourth-straight victory.

Auburn (7-2) won the doubles point, but had to battle back from losing the first set on five of six courts in singles to down the Huskies.

"It was a gutsy performance by our team today," head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said following the win. "It's tough to lose five out of six first sets, but I'm proud of the effort. Our seniors and freshman really stepped up."

The nation's third-ranked doubles pair of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger provided the Tigers with a 6-2 win on court one, while Paula de Man and Michala Kucharova battled to a 6-4 victory on court three to clinch the point.

In singles, Auburn faced a tall task after dropping the opening set on every court except for the No. 5 line. Paula de Man posted a 6-1, 6-3 win on court five over Washington's Riko Shimizu for the Tigers' only straight-set win of the day.

Andie Dikosavljevic, Flickinger and Jen Pfeifler all provided Auburn with wins in matches that went three sets. Playing at the No. 2 line, Dikosavljevic earned her sixth dual-match victory of the year with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 win over the Huskies' Grace Ysidora.

Flickinger battled back from dropping the opening set on court three and grab the second frame in a tiebreaker in a tough match versus Washington's Miki Kobayashi. The senior All-American would take the third set to pick up the victory for the Tigers. On court six, Pfeifler defeated the Huskies' Capucine Gregoire 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Auburn returns to action next weekend with two more road matches as the Tigers head to Birmingham to face Samford and UAB. On Sunday, Auburn will play its first home match in nearly a month when the Tigers host Troy at 5 p.m.

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