AUBURN, Ala. -
Auburn's Andie Dikosavljevic captured the USTA/ITA Regional Championship on Monday, defeating Jessica Golovin from LSU 7-6, 6-4.
“I was very impressed with Andie over the last three days,” Auburn head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. “The best thing about this is that she has struggled a little bit in the last two tournaments trying to find her identity on the court. I think this was a huge mental breakthrough for her.”
During the tournament, Dikosavljevic, a sophomore from Sunshine Coast, Australia, went to three sets in three of her six matches. She also earned wins over a pair of ranked opponents, defeating No. 83 Georgiana Patrasc from Mississippi State and Alabama’s No. 21 Erin Routliffe en route to the title.
“I had a lot of tough matches this week and played a lot of the setters,” said Dikosavljevic. "I was able to give it 100 percent and I was really determined to bring out my best tennis in every match and it paid off. I have been working so hard this semester toward this and I am really excited going forward.”
The win automatically qualifies Dikosavljevic for the USTA/ITA National Indoors at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
“Andie’s goal was to go to New York,” said Longbotham Meisner. “I’m really excited that she earned this win. No match that she played this weekend was easy and it was really impressive of her to play such high level tennis, even in pressure situations.”
Auburn will travel to Nashville this weekend for the Vanderbilt Fall Tournament. Dikosavljevic will compete in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship November 12-15.
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