AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 29 Auburn women’s tennis picked up its third win against a team ranked in the top 15 beating No. 9 LSU, 4-1.
“I think we came out strong from the very beginning with our doubles,” said Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer. “LSU is a really good team and we came out swinging from the very beginning. The last two weeks have given us a lot of confidence. Pleun (Burgmans) and Andie (Dikosavljevic) are playing so well right now and it was good to see them get two wins against ranked opponents.”
Auburn women’s tennis picked up a hard fought doubles point for the second straight match. Pleun Burgmans and Alizee Michaud got things started with a 6-4 win over Joana Vale Costa and Ryann Foster from LSU. Paula de Man and Andie Dikosavljevic battled back to win a thriller 7-5 on court two and clinch the doubles point for Auburn.
Singles No. 32 Dikososavljevic continued her strong start to the SEC season with a win over No. 20 Vale Costa, 6-1, 6-4. Dikosavljevic is now 10-2 in the dual-match season.
Burgmans improved to 12-0 in the dual match season with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 46 Jessica Golovin. With 174 career wins, Burgmans now stands 11 wins away from becoming Auburn’s all-time leader in combined victories in singles and doubles.
Freshman Caroline Turner clinched the match for Auburn with her first SEC victory, beating Ella Taylor 6-3, 6-2.
“I am especially proud of Caroline Turner getting her first SEC win,” said Spencer.
Auburn women’s tennis will travel to Knoxville to play No. 54 on Thursday and then turn around to head to Athens, Ga. to face off against No. 7 Georgia.