April 5, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 23 Auburn women’s tennis fell 4-0 at fourth-ranked Texas A&M on Friday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.
The Aggies (17-2, 9-1) made it 2-0 with a win at the third line. Auburn junior Jackie Kasler fell 1-6, 0-6 to ITA No. 68 Cristina Stanou. Texas A&M then made it 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 victory by Ines Dehenza over senior Plamena Kurteva on court four.
The clinching point against the Tigers (15-6, 5-5) was a 6-0, 7-5 defeat of No. 36 Pleun Burgmans at the top line by fifth-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar.
The Tigers came up short in a hard-fought doubles point to fall behind 1-0. After splitting on courts one and two, all attention turned to court three to decide the coveted doubles point.
Sophomore Jen Pfeifler and Senior Paulina Schippers battled TAMU’s Ines Deheza and Paula Deheza to a narrow tie break loss, 9-8 (1), to concede the point to the Aggies.
Auburn’s doubles win was a big one, as ITA No. 26 Burgmans and Plamena Kurteva dropped seventh-ranked Stefania Hristov and Stancu, 8-5. The victory improved the Auburn duo to 11-2 on the season and 3-1 and against ranked pairs.
Auburn is in action next on Sunday when it faces Missouri in St. Louis. For the latest on Auburn women’s tennis, follow @AUWomensTennis on Twitter.
No. 4 Texas A&M 4, No. 23 Auburn 0
April 5, 2013
George P. Mitchell Tennis Center
College Station, Texas
1. #5 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. #36 Pleun Burgmans (AU), 6-0, 7-5
2. #55 Nazari Urbina (TAMU) vs. Michala Kucharova (AU), 6-3, 4-4 unfinished
3. #68 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Jackie Kasler (AU), 6-1, 6-0
4. Ines Deheza (TAMU) def. Plamena Kurteva (AU), 6-0, 6-1
5. Wen Sun (TAMU) vs. Ashley Kitchen (AU), 6-3, 4-4 unfinished
6. Stefania Hristov (TAMU) vs. Paulina Schippers (AU), 6-3, 5-4 unfinished
Doubles (Texas A&M wins the point)
1. #26 Burgmans/Kurteva (AU) def. #7 Hristov/Stancu (TAMU), 8-5
2. #72 Sanchez-Quintanar/Sun (TAMU) def. Emily Flickinger/Kasler (AU), 8-3
3. I. Deheza/Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Jen Pfeifler/Schippers (AU), 9-8 (1)
Order of finish
Doubles: 1, 2, 3
Singles: 1, 4,
Texas A&M: 17-2, 9-1 SEC
Au burn: 15-6, 5-5 SEC