COLUMBIA, S.C. - No. 44 Auburn women's tennis fell 4-0 to Alabama in the second round of the SEC Tournament at the Carolina Tennis Center Thursday morning.
The Tigers (16-13) faced a quick turnaround after battling through rain and multiple stoppages in play on Wednesday to advance to the second round. Thursday's match against Alabama (17-6) was played indoors due to more rain in the Columbia, S.C., area forcing both teams to begin the match with singles play.
Alabama's No. 62 Danielle Speilmann defeated Auburn's Emily Flickinger, 6-2, 6-0, in the first match off court. No. 66 Pleun Burgmans battled with the Tide's No. 39 Erin Routliffe before falling 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 line.
Andie Dikosavljevic lost a tiebreaker in a tight first set on court three to begin her match against No. 57 Maya Jansen, falling 7-6 (5), 6-4 at the No. 3 line. Alabama clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win by Natalia Maynetto over Auburn's Reka Muller, 6-4, 6-4 on court four.
The NCAA Championships run May 8-10 at various campus sites around the country. The NCAA Individual Championships begin May 20 in Waco, Texas.
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Auburn Women's Tennis Results
April 16, 2015
Columbia, S.C. - Carolina Tennis Center
#13 Alabama 4, #44 Auburn 0
1. #39 Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #66 Pleun Burgmans (AU) 6-4, 6-4
2. #62 Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. Emily Flickinger (AU) 6-2, 6-0
3. #57 Maya Jansen (UA) def. Andie Dikosavljevic (AU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
4. Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Reka Muller (AU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Paula de Man (AU) vs. Emily Zabor (UA) no result
6. Jen Pfeifler (AU) vs. Luicelena Perez (UA) no result
1. #6 Pleun Burgmans/Emily Flickinger (AU) vs. #1 Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe (UA) no result
2. Michala Kucharova/Paula de Man (AU) vs. Natalia Maynetto/Emily Zabor (UA) no result
3. Reka Muller/Jen Pfeifler (AU) vs. #63 Danielle Spielmann/Luicelena Perez (UA) no result
(12) Auburn 16-13, 3-10 SEC; National ranking #44
(5) Alabama 17-6, 8-5 SEC; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (2,1,3,4)
SEC Tournament - 2nd Round