No. 24 women's tennis falters late at No. 31 Tennessee, 4-3

April 11, 2014

Results

#31 Tennesseee 4, #24 Auburn 3
Women's Singles Results
 No. 1 #75 Repic (UT) def. #36 Burgmans (AU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
 No. 2 Henderson (UT) def. #105 Flickinger (AU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-3
 No. 3 Guevremont (UT) def. de Man (AU) 7-6, 0-6, 6-4
 No. 4  Lindl (UT) def. Kucharova (AU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
 No. 5 Kasler (AU) def. Olivarez (UT) 6-2, 6-2
 No. 6 Pfeifler (AU) def. Pande (UT) 6-3, 6-2
 Order of Finish 5, 6, 4, 1, 3, 2  
Women's Doubles Results
 No. 1 #14 Burgmams/Flickinger (AU) def. #90 Henderson/Williams (UT) 8-4
 No. 2 Kasler/Pfeifler (AU) def. Repic/Guevremont (UT) 8-2
 No. 3 de Man/Kucharova (AU) def. Lindl/Olivarez (UT) 6-6, uf.
 Order of Finish 2, 1  

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Auburn women’s tennis team jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Friday, but four three-set wins in singles by No. 31 Tennessee pushed the Lady Vols passed the Tigers, 4-3, at the Barksdale Stadium in a marathon, five-hour match.

No. 24 Auburn (16-8, 6-6 SEC) opened the match by securing the doubles with strong doubles play from the top of the lineup. The Gulf Breeze, Fla., duo of Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler earned their third straight win at No. 2, dropping Tennessee’s Eve Repic and Laurence Guervemont, 8-2.

14th-ranked Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger clinched the doubles point for the Tigers, with an 8-4 victory at the top of the lineup, taking down No. 90 Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn William. The pair is now 15-2 in dual match play.

The Tigers got two straight-set wins from Kasler and Pfeifler at the bottom of the lineup in singles play to push their lead to 3-0. Kasler picked up her seventh straight win, posting a 6-2, 6-2 win on court five. Pfeifler followed that up with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 6 line to put Auburn ahead, one match away from securing victory.

All four matches left on court went to three sets, but the Tigers were unable to find a win. Michala Kucharova won the first set, but ultimately fell to Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl, 4-6, 6-4 6-2. The Lady Vols’ No. 75 Repic defeated No. 36 Burgmans, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on court one to cut the Tigers’ lead to 3-2 on court one.

Tennessee’s Laurence Guevremont tied the match at 3-3 topping Auburn’s Paula de Man, 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 6-4 on court there. Moments later, No. 105 Flickinger fell 7-6 (10-8), 2-6, 6-3 to Tennessee’s Joanna Henderson to allow the Lady Vols to compete the comeback.

Auburn wraps up the regular season on Sunday at No. 8 Georgia with the match set to begin at noon CT. Live stats for the match will be available on AuburnTigers.com.

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