AUBURN, Ala. - No. 39 Auburn women’s tennis opens up its home SEC slate this weekend by hosting Tennessee Friday at 2 p.m. and No. 6 Georgia on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.
The Tigers (10-4, 0-2 SEC) will look to remain perfect on its home court after falling in its first two conference matches of the year last weekend at No. 42 South Carolina and No. 3 Florida. Tennessee (8-6, 0-2 SEC) fell to both Texas A&M and No. 46 LSU at home to begin its SEC slate. No. 6 Georgia (9-3, 2-0 SEC) earned victories over Texas A&M and LSU last weekend.
With one doubles win this weekend, Auburn senior Emily Flickinger can eclipse the school record for career victories. Flickinger has recorded 87 wins during her time at Auburn, which is currently tied with Alex Haney for the school record. The senior’s 150 combined wins rank are tied with Jackie Kasler for the fourth-most in program history.
Flickinger and doubles partner Pleun Burgmans continue to sit at No. 8 in the latest ITA rankings. Burgmans is also ranked No. 55 in singles. Paula de Man brings a six-match winning streak into the weekend, while freshman Andie Dikosalvjevic leads the club with a 9-3 singles mark in dual match play.
Tennessee is led in singles by senior Joanna Henderson, who boasts a 17-12 overall record and a 7-7 mark in dual matches. Henderson and doubles partner Caitlyn Williams are ranked at No. 33 by the ITA with a 13-3 overall record this season.
Sunday’s meeting with Georgia marks the second time this Bulldogs and Tigers have faced one another this year. Auburn fell 4-0 back on Jan. 25 in Athens, Ga., at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Bulldogs are led by No. 6 Lauren Herring at the top spot in singles. Herring holds a 14-4 overall record and is 8-1 in dual matches.
Live stats for both matches can be found on AuburnTigers.com. Admission is free to all home matches at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.