No. 31 Auburn drops heartbreaker at Ole Miss, 4-3
March 15, 2015


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#16 Ole Miss 4 , #31 Auburn 3
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #12 Jones (OM) def. #74 Burgmans (AU) 6-1, 6-4
 No. 2 Dikosavljevic (AU) def. #50 Hartono (OM) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6)
 No. 3 #100 El Kamash (OM) def. Flickinger (AU) 6-2, 6-1
 No. 4  Suk (OM) def. Muller (AU) 6-3, 6-4
 No. 5 de Man (AU) def. Stephens (OM) 6-2, 6-2
 No. 6 Khairudinova (OM) def. Pfeifler (AU) 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-2
 Order of Finish 3, 1, 4, 5, 2, 6  
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #6 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. Stephens/Verboven (OM) 8-3
 No. 2 Jones/Suk (OM) def. Muller/Pfeifler (AU) 8-3
 No. 3 Kucharova/de Man (AU) def. Hartono/El Kamash (OM) 8-6
 Order of Finish 1, 2, 3  

OXFORD, Miss. - No. 31 Auburn women's tennis fell 4-3 Sunday on the road to No. 16 Ole Miss at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.

The Tigers (11-6, 1-4 SEC) battled back and forth with Ole Miss (11-4, 3-3 SEC) in a marathon match. Auburn opened the contest by claiming the doubles point, but had to battle back from a 3-1 deficit late in the match.

No. 6 Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger earned their 19th win of the season by topping Ole Miss' tandem of Erin Stephens and Iris Verboven, 8-3, at the No. 1 line. The Rebels got a win on court two from Julia Jones and Natalie Suk as Auburn's Reka Muller and Jen Pfeifler fell, 8-3.

Auburn's Michala Kucharova and Paula de Man continued their strong play and won the deciding match in doubles, defeating the Rebel's Arianne Hartuno and Mai El Kamash, 8-6, on court three to seal the point for the Tigers.

In singles, straight-set wins by Ole Miss on courts one, three and four quickly gave the Rebels a 3-1 advantage.

Paula de Man cut the deficit down to 3-2 by topping the Rebel's Stephens, 6-2, 6-2 on court five. de Man is a perfect 5-0 at the No. 5 spot in the lineup this year.

Auburn's Andie Dikosavljevic tied the match at 3-3 by earning a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) victory on court two over Ole Miss' No. 50 Arianne Hortuno. The win marked Dikosavljevic's first victory over a ranked opponent this season.

In the deciding match, Jen Pfeifler dropped the opening set and battled back to force her match on court six to a third, but ultimately fell to Ole Miss' Zalina Khairudinova 7-6 (5), 6-7 (8), 6-2.

Auburn returns to the road next weekend to take on Texas A&M next Friday at 3 p.m. in College Station, Texas. The Tigers close out the weekend at LSU on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT in Baton Rouge, La.

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