AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn women's tennis team kicked off the 2015 USTA/ITA Regional Championship with 10 wins as all three doubles teams picked up wins in the main draw doubles bracket.
"I think we had a good amount of mixed results today," said head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner. "We had some solid wins and a couple of tough losses that we can learn from. This is such a young team and we a working day-by-day on improving to reach our main goals for spring and competing in the SEC. A couple of positive things stood out today was that our doubles performances were great and also finishing the day winning all three set matches."
Top-seeded Pleun Bergmans and Paula de Man opened up the doubles main draw with an 8-3 win over Kyla Klier and NazKaragoz from Tulane. They were followed by Andie Dikosavljevic and Reka Muller who beat Kelly Drew and Abigail Johnson from Louisiana Lafayette 8-2. Alannah Griffin and Caroline Turner finished up the first round of doubles with an 8-2 win over Jessica Northcutt and Carita Moolman from Samford.
Burgmans led the way in the singles bracket with wins in over Nancy Karaky from Troy (6-3, 6-0) and Elena Muller from Tulane (6-2, 6-2).
Andie Dikosavljevic also advanced to the round of 16 with a win over Troy's Sanae Ohta (6-1, 7-5) and a three set win over Ole Miss' Tea Jandric (6-2, 4-6, 7-5).
de Man won in the first round of main draw singles against Efriliya Herlina of Troy 6-2, 6-4, but fell in the round of 32 to Andie Daniell from Alabama 6-1, 7-1.
Turner, Muller and Griffin all fell in the first round of main draw singles. Turner picked up a 6-0, 0-6, 7-5 win against Harrison from Mississippi State in the consolation bracket. Griffin also picked up a win in the main draw consolation bracket.
Auburn will return to action tomorrow morning at 8 am CT as all three doubles teams are slated to play in the second round. Burgmans and Dikosavljevic will start in the main draw round of 16 at 1 pm.
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