Oct. 16, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Doubles tandem Jen Pfeifler and Jacqueline Kasler along with sophomore Taylor Cohen each earned titles on Saturday on the final day of action at the Roberta Allison Fall Invitational.
Pfeifler and Kasler picked up a second round win over Samford's Kristin Lewis and Lindsey Mallory, 8-4. The pair then scored an 8-1 win over Gabby Rangel and Erin Stephens of Ole Miss to take home the title.
Auburn also earned a singles title on Saturday with a three-set win by sophomore Taylor Cohen. The Duluth, Ga.-native scored a 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 win over her flight's top-rated player - Kir Kemp from Georgia State.
Teammates Plamena Kurteva and Emily Flickinger split a pair of doubles matches on Saturday. The duo dropped Joelle Kissell and Sophie Nelson (NC State) 8-1 before falling to Middle Tennessee's Carla Nava and Nayara Moraes in a hard-fought match, 8-6.
Auburn was 4-1 on Saturday in singles action and 7-2 overall. For the weekend, the Tigers picked up
15 wins in 19 matches.
The freshman Flickinger rebounded after dropping the first set to North Carolina State's Elisha Hande 3-6 to earn wins in the next two 7-5 and 10-5 and grab the victory. Junior Plamena Kurteva won the first set against North Carolina St.'s Ashley Miller 7-5, but slipped in the next two, falling 5-7 and 5-10.
Auburn's only other action of the day was a win by Kasler over Ole Miss' Gabby Rangel via withdrawal.
The Tigers are in action next on Thursday when they travel to the ITA Southern Regional Championship in Birmingham, Ala.
(1) Jen Pfeifler/Jacqueline Kasler (Auburn) def. Kristin Lewis/Lindsey Mallory (Samford) 8-4
(1) Jen Pfeifler/Jacqueline Kasler (Auburn) def. (2) Gabby Rangel/Erin Stephens (Mississippi) 8-1
Plamena Kurteva/Emily Flickinger (Auburn) def. (1) Joelle Kissell/Sophie Nelson (NC State) 8-3
(3) Carla Nava/Nayara Moraes (MTSU) def. Plamena Kurteva/Emily Flickinger (Auburn) 8-6
Jennifer Pfeifler (Auburn) def. Caitlin McGraw (Kentucky) 6-2, 6-3
(4) Emily Flickinger (Auburn) def. (2) Elisha Hande (NC State) 3-6, 7-5, 10-5
(1) Ashley Miller (NC State) def. Plamena Kurteva (Auburn) 7-5, 5-7, 5-10
(1) Jacqueline Kasler (Auburn) def. (2) Gabby Rangel (Mississippi) W/O
Taylor Cohen (Auburn) def. (1) Kir Kemp (Ga. State) 6-1, 6-7, 6-2