No. 23 Tigers top Mississippi State 6-1

March 2, 2014

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#23 Auburn 6, Mississippi State 1
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #26 Burgmans (AU) def. Perper (MSU) 7-6 (5), 6-3
 No. 2 #93 Patrasc (MSU) def. #114 Flickinger (AU) 6-2, 6-3
 No. 3 de Man (AU) def. Dion (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
 No. 4  Kucharova (AU) def. Guibe (MSU) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (7)
 No. 5 Kasler (AU) def. Tran (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
 No. 6 Pfeifler (AU) def. Calderon (MSU) 6-2, 6-0
 Order of Finish 6, 3, 5, 1, 2, 4  
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #29 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Perper/Guibe (MSU) 8-4
 No. 2 Kasler/Pfeifler (AU) def. Patrasc/Tran (MSU) 8-3
 No. 3 de Man/Kucharova (AU) def. Dion/Ferancova (MSU) 8-0
 Order of Finish 1, 3, 2  

AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 23 Auburn women’s tennis team picked up a 6-1 win over Mississippi State on Sunday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center as the Tigers begin conference play with a 2-0 record for the second straight season.

Auburn (12-2, 2-0 SEC) kept their undefeated streak in doubles alive by dominating the Bulldogs, winning all three matches on Sunday. Michala Kucharova and Paula de Man posted an 8-0 win on court three against the Bulldog’s Roseline Dion and Petra Ferancova.

The tandem of Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler clinched the point for Auburn with an 8-4 victory against Mississippi State’s (8-4, 0-2 SEC) Georgiana Patrasc and Naomi Tran.

“I felt like we came out in doubles with a lot of good energy, we constructed points well at the net and put a lot of pressure on Mississippi State at the net,” Auburn head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. “I was proud of the effort and we had a new doubles team at No. 3 and I thought they had great communication and fight.”

No. 26 Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger also took down MSU’s Alexandra Perper and Timea Guibe, 8-3, on court one to allow Auburn to sweep the doubles action.

Jen Pfeifler took the first win of the day in singles on court six for Auburn, cruising to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over MSU’s Rosalinda Calderon to move the junior’s record to 7-1 in dual matches. Paula de Man followed up on court three with a straight-set win knocking off MSU’s Roseline Dion 6-2, 6-2 to put the Tigers just one singles win away from clinching the match.

Jackie Kasler locked the match up for Auburn, topping the Bulldogs’ Naomi Tran 6-1, 6-4 on court five. Pleun Burgmans quickly made it 5-1 in Auburn’s favor on court one by taking down MSU’s Alexandra Perper 7-6 (5), 6-3.

“In singles we came out a little flat at a couple of the top courts, but we dug in and we won five of the six first sets. The bottom of the lineup did a great job of getting on and off the court to take some of the pressure off up top,” Meisner said.

Emily Flickinger was the lone Tiger to fall in singles as the junior fell in dual match play for the first time this year; Mississippi State’s Georgiana Patrasc won 6-3, 6-2 on court two. Michala Kucharova finished the day with a win at No. 4 in the lineup, topping the Bulldogs’ Timea Guibe 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6).

Auburn returns to action next weekend and hits the road for the first time in SEC play. The Tigers begin their weekend slate at Arkansas on Friday at noon, before wrapping up their first road trip at LSU on Sunday at noon.

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