TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - No. 42 Auburn women’s tennis dropped its final SEC road match of the year, falling 4-0 to No. 12 Alabama on Saturday at the Alabama Tennis Stadium.
The Tigers fell to 12-11 overall, 2-9 in SEC play. Alabama (14-6, 6-5 SEC) took the doubles point from Auburn with wins on courts one and three. In a matchup of top-10 doubles pairs, Auburn’s No. 10 tandem of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger fell 8-1 to Alabama’s fourth-ranked pair of Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe on court to begin play.
No. 68 Danielle Speilmann and Luicelena Perez topped Auburn’s Reka Muller and Jen Pfeifler, 8-4, on court three to clinch the point for the Crimson Tide.
In singles, Muller fell 6-1, 6-0 to Alabama’s Natalia Maynetto on court four to make it 2-0 in favor of the Crimson Tide. Flickinger was downed 7-6 (6), 6-1 at the No. 3 line by No. 48 Jansen, while No. 68 Burgmans was defeated 7-6 (1), 6-1 on court one to seal the match for Alabama.
Andie Dikosavljvic was up a set on court two against Alabama’s No. 66 Speilmann when play stopped. Pfeifler was heading into a third set in her match on court six after taking a tiebreaker in the second frame to extend the match. Paula de Man was up 2-1 in the third set of her match at the No. 5 line when play was halted.
Auburn returns to the Yarbrough Tennis Center to close out the regular season with a four-match homestand. The Tigers will take on Alabama A&M on Tuesday in doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. Auburn closes out its SEC slate with Missouri on Friday and Arkansas on Sunday. Admission is free to all home matches.
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Auburn Women’s Tennis Results
April 4, 2015
Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Alabama Tennis Stadium
1. #30 Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #68 Pleun Burgmans (AU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
2. #66 Danielle Spielmann (UA) vs. Andie Dikosavljevic (AU) 5-7, 6-3, unfinished
3. #48 Maya Jansen (UA) def. Emily Flickinger (AU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
4. Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Reka Muller (AU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Emily Zabor (UA) vs. Paula de Man (AU) 6-3, 2-6, 1-2, unfinished
6. Luicelena Perez (UA) vs. Jen Pfeifler (AU) 6-0, 6-7 (1-7), unfinished
1. #4 Erin Routliffe/Maya Jansen (UA) def. #10 Pleun Burgmans/Emily Flickinger (AU) 8-1
2. #47 Natalia Maynetto/Emily Zabor (UA) vs. Michala Kucharova/Paula de Man (AU) 6-5, unfinished
3. #68 Danielle Spielmann/Luicelena Perez (UA) def. Reka Muller/Jen Pfeifler (AU) 8-4
Auburn 12-11, 2-9 SEC; National ranking #42
Alabama 14-6, 6-5 SEC; National ranking #12
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,3,1)