April 17, 2014
|#38 Kentucky 4, #25 Auburn 2|
|Women's Singles Results|
|No. 1||#60 Ravita (UK) def. #42 Burgmans (AU)||2-6, 6-2, 7-5|
|No. 2||Sutjiadi (UK) def. #102 Flickinger (AU)||3-6, 6-2, 6-0|
|No. 3||Dieters (UK) def. de Man (AU)||2-6, 6-2, 6-4|
|No. 4||Kucharova (AU) vs. Morin (UK)||7-6 (4), 5-7, 1-2|
|No. 5||Lewis (UK) def. Kasler (AU)||6-4, 6-3|
|No. 6||Pfeifler (AU) def. Fox (UK)||6-3, 6-2|
|Order of Finish||1, 2|
|Women's Doubles Results|
|No. 1||#13 Burgmans/Flickinger (AU) def. #39 Witten/McGraw (UK)||8-6|
|No. 2||Kasler/Pfeifler (AU) def. Ravita/Sutijiadi (UK)||8-7 (3)|
|No. 3||de Man/Kucharova (AU) vs. Lewsi/Morin (UK)||7-5|
|Order of Finish||3, 2|
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 25 Auburn women’s tennis team led early, but could not hold off No. 38 Kentucky in the second round of the SEC Tournament, falling 4-2, Thursday at the Missouri Tennis Complex.
Auburn (16-10) took the doubles point with strong play from the top of the lineup, but four singles wins by Kentucky (16-10) downed the Tigers in their second-round match at the SEC Tournament in Columbia, Mo.
In doubles, the 13th-ranked pair of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger earned their 16th win of the year by downing Kentucky’s No. 39 CeCe Witten and Caitlin McGraw, 8-6, on court one. Both players have 24 doubles wins overall this year, which is now tied for the 10th-most in a single season.
Auburn secured the point with a 8-7 (3) win from Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler on court two over the Wildcats’ Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi. The Gulf Breeze, Fla., tandem has won four out of their last five matches for the Tigers at the No. 2 line.
The Wildcats tied the match at 1-1 as UK’s Kirsten Lewis defeated Kasler at the No. 5 line, 6-4 6-3. Auburn quickly jumped back into the lead behind Pfeifler’s 6-3, 6-2 victory on court six.
Kentucky would go on to win the next three singles matches, all at the top of the lineup and in three sets to defeat the Tigers. The Wildcats’ Stuijiadi defeated No. 102 Flickinger, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 to tie the match at 2-2 on court two.
The Wildcats took the lead for good as 60th-ranked Ravita downed No. 42 Burgmans at the No. 1 spot, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. Paula de Man took the first set on court three, but saw UK’s Kelsey Dieters rally back to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on court three to clinch the match for the Wildcats, eliminating the Tigers.
Auburn will now await an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The bracket will be announced on April 29 at 5:30 p.m. and the draw for the individual championships will be released April 30.
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