No. 20 Auburn women's tennis downs Arkansas, 4-3

March 7, 2014

Box Score


#20 Auburn 4, Arkansas 3
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #29 Burgmans (AU) def. Pang (ARK) 6-2, 7-5
 No. 2 Hudson (ARK) def. #114 Flickinger (AU) 6-1, 6-3
 No. 3 de Man (AU) def. Surin (ARK) 6-2, 7-5
 No. 4  McLean (ARK) def. Kucharova (AU) 7-6, 7-5
 No. 5 Shkorupeieva (ARK) def. Muller (ARK) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
 No. 6 Kasler (AU) def. Araujo (ARK) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
 Order of Finish 2, 3, 1, 5, 4, 6  
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #26 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Surin/Araujo (ARK) 8-6
 No. 2 Kucharova/Muller (AU) def. Hudson/McLean (ARK) 8-4
 No. 3 Pang/Shkorupeieva (ARK) def. Kasler/Pfeifler (AU) 8-1
 Order of Finish 3, 2, 1  

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Jackie Kasler provided Auburn with the clinching victory at No. 6 with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 win to give the Tigers a 4-3 victory at No. 45 Arkansas on Friday at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Kasler battled back from losing the first set to Arkansas’ Flavia Araujo on court six to help push Auburn to 13-2 overall and 3-0 to start SEC play. The Tigers have won 13 out of its last 14 matches and are off to another 3-0 start in league action for the second straight season.

Auburn opened the match by continuing their undefeated streak in doubles, winning the point for the 15th consecutive match.

The Tigers fell down early but rallied back as Michala Kucharova and Reka Muller picked up an 8-4 victory on court two to move to 10-0 in doubles this year, while Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger downed the Razorbacks’ Kimberley-Ann Surin and Flavia Araujo, 8-6, on court one to also move to 10-0 and seal the point for the Tigers.

Arkansas tied the match at 1-1 but The Tigers again fought back to retake the lead as Paula de Man took a straight-set victory on court three over Surin, 6-2, 7-5.

No. 29 Pleun Burgmans defeated the Razorbacks’ Yang Pang at the top spot in the lineup, 6-2, 7-5 to put Auburn just one win away from clinching and setting up the win for Kasler.

Auburn wraps up the road weekend on Sunday at LSU. Match time is set for 12 p.m. in Baton Rouge, La.

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