AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn women's tennis opened up the first round of the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic with a 4-3 win over No. 11 Oklahoma State.
"I am so proud of the fight this team gave today," said head coach Lauren Spencer. "We told them before hand that this was an amazing opportunity to show what we are made us and they did just that. Even after losing the doubles point we went out there and fought for every point and stayed confident that if we just dug in we could win this match. Oklahoma State is a very talented team and we had to bring our best tennis to beat them."
Auburn trailed 1-0 early after dropping the doubles point for the first time this season. ITA doubles No. 36 Pleun Burgmans and Paula de Man fell on court one 6-4 to No. 29 Kelsey Laurente and Maria Alvarez. Alizee Michaud and Reka Muller lost 6-4 to No. 33 Carla Tur Mari and Viktoriya Lushkova on court two.
Michaud stayed undefeated in the dual match season with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 47 Viktoriya Lushkova on court three to get things started for Auburn in singles.
Trailing 3-1, Auburn won in the third set on three courts to clinch the match. De Man won a thriller on court five, beating Katarina Stresnakova 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. Burgmans followed with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory on court two.
No. 32 Andie Dikosavljevic clinched the match for Auburn with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 on court one against No. 33 Katarina Adamovic.
This was only the second time the two teams have met. Oklahoma State won the first matchup in 2012 4-3.
Auburn women's tennis will play the winner of Pepperdine and Texas tomorrow at 10 a.m. The match will be played at Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala.