AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 12 Auburn women's tennis wrapped up the regular season on Sunday with it's program record ninth SEC victory of the season, defeating No. 20 Kentucky 4-3.
"Kentucky is a talented team and one of the best doubles teams we have faced all year," said Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer. "We had to really dig deep and play our style of tennis and keep them on the court as long as we could. Kentucky likes to play hard and fast. We are a team that develops points and can grind it out for hours if we need to. We knew that we needed keep the points long and not get into situations to allow them to bully us. This is our best road win of the season and I am proud of the team for finishing such a historic season. We look forward to taking this momentum into the SEC Championships next week."
Pleun Burgmans tied a career high with her 48th combined win this season after winning from retirement and tying the match 1-1. Burgmans is also tied for 7th all-time in single season singles victories with 26.
With Auburn trailing 3-1, freshman Caroline Turner picked up her 17th win of the season, defeating Kentucky's Kirsten Lewis 6-2, 6-2.
Andie Dikosavljevic tied the match and extended her winning streak in singles to five, defeating No. 69 Justina Mikulskyte, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. With the win, Dikosavljevic now has 11 wins against ranked opponents this season.
Freshman Alannah Griffin clinched the match for Auburn in a three-set thriller, defeating Akvile Parazinskaite 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (11-9). She improves to 25-11 (8-2) on the season.
Auburn women's tennis will travel to Baton Rouge, La. for the SEC Tournament beginning on Wednesday. Matchups will be released Monday.
No. 12 Auburn 4, No. 20 Kentucky 3
No. 25 Andie Dikosavljevic (AU) vs No. 69 Justina Mikulskyte (UK) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
No. 53 Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) def. No. 38 Alizee Michaud (AU) 7-6, 6-1
No. 94 Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. Nadia Ravita (UK) 2-0, ret.
Alannah Griffin (AU) def. Akvile Parazinskaite (UK) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
Mami Adachi (UK) def. Paula de Man (AU) 6-3, 6-2
Caroline Turner (AU) def. Kirsten Lewis (UK) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Mami Adachi/Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) def. No. 17 Alizee Michaud/Pleun Burgmans (AU) 6-3
Andie Dikosavljevic/Alannah Griffin (AU) vs. Nadia Ravita/Justina Mikulskyte (UK) 4-4, uf
Akvile Parazinskaite/Kirsten Lewis (UK) def. Paula de Man/Caroline Turner (AU) 6-1
Match played outdoors
Order of finish: Doubles: 3,1; Singles: 3,5,2,6,1,4
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