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No. 15 Auburn women's tennis defeats No. 61 Missouri in tough road match
March 18, 2016

Final Stats

 No. 15 Auburn vs. No. 61 Missouri
 Location  Columbia, Mo. | Mizzou Tennis Complex
 Online  Twitter: @AuburnWTennis | Facebook: Auburn Women's Tennis 

AUBURN, Ala. --
In Auburn's seventh straight match against a ranked opponent, the Tigers beat No. 61 Missouri, 5-2 to improve to 16-4 (4-1) on the season.

"I am really proud of how our team conducted themselves today," said Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer. "Missouri tried to put us in situations to unnerve us from playing our best tennis, however we didn't take the bate. We stayed focused and came out with a strong win. I believe this is just another example of how battle tested and mentally tough our team is in hostile situations."

Pleun Burgmans and Alizee Micahud improved to 6-0 (5-0) on the season in doubles with a 6-3 win over Bea Machado Santos and Brianna Lashway in the No. 1 spot. Freshman duo Alannah Griffin and Caroline Turner clinched the doubles for Auburn with a 7-5 win on court three.

Griffin gave Auburn a 2-0 lead with her 20th singles win of the season, beating Brittany Lashway of Missouri 6-3, 6-0.

Burgmans picked up her 180th combined win of her career taking down Brianna Lashway in the No. 3 spot, 6-2, 6-4. She is now six wins away from becoming the all-time combined wins leader in program history.

Michaud clinched the match for Auburn and improved to 13-0 (4-0) in the dual-match season with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 win in the No. 2 spot.

Paula de Man finished the night for Auburn with a 7-5, 6-3 win in the No. 5 spot for Auburn.

Auburn women's tennis will be back in action Sunday when the Tigers travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to face off against No. 31 Arkansas. The match will start at 12 p.m.

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