AUBURN, Ala. – No. 11 Auburn women’s tennis fell in a heartbreaker to No. 13 Kentucky, 4-3 at Yarbrough Tennis Center on Sunday.
Junior Andie Dikosavljevic was first off the court in singles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Kentucky’s No. 125 Akvile Parazinskaite. The win marks the 60th career singles victory for the Australia native, moving her into 15th all-time in Auburn history.
With the match tied, freshman Taylor Russo came through once again with a three-set thriller, defeating Mami Adachi, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 to give the Tigers the lead. The freshman is 18-7 (4-2 SEC) on the season.
With Kentucky leading 3-2, Caroline Turner kept the Tigers in the match with a three set victory on court six to tie it up. Turner defeated Morgan Chumney 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to improve to 10-7 (1-1 SEC) on the season.
Kentucky took the doubles point and then clinched the match in singles with wins on courts one, four and five. Four of the six matches advanced to the third set.
Auburn will look to rebound next weekend on the road at No. South Carolina on Friday and then top-ranked Florida on Saturday.