AUBURN, Ala. – Junior Allie Michaud defeated teammate Andie Dikosavljevic, 6-2, 6-4 to win the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Singles Championship on Monday and earns a birth into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
“I am very proud of Allie and Andie for their performance at the ITA Regional Championships,” Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer said. “They both played at such a high level and the intensity and focus was excellent. To be able to come away with our fifth Regional Championship in five years is something we are very proud of. We look forward to representing Auburn at the ITA National Indoor Championships in New York.”
Michaud advanced to the final after defeating No. 17 Arianne Hartono of Ole Miss, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday. The Florida native becomes the third Regional Champion under head coach Lauren Spencer. Dikosavljevic won last season and Pleun Burgmans won both the singles and doubles championship in 2013 and the doubles title in in 2014.
In doubles action, Dikosavljevic and Taylor Russo defeated Michaud and Alannah Griffin, 8-5 to win the doubles consolation bracket. After falling in the main draw second round on Saturday, Dikosavljevic and Russo won three straight matches to advance to the finals.
Auburn women’s tennis will return to action on Oct. 28 when Caroline Turner and Alannah Griffin travel back to Tuscaloosa for the Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Michaud will travel to Flushing Meadows, N.Y. on Nov. 3 for the National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center.