AUBURN, Ala. - No. 42 Auburn women’s tennis travels to Starkville, Miss., Wednesday for a midweek SEC match against No. 26 Mississippi State at 2 p.m. at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.
Auburn (12-9, 2-7 SEC) and Mississippi State (13-7, 3-6 SEC) were originally scheduled to play on March 13, but due to heavy rains for two straight days the contest was rescheduled for Wednesday.
Auburn enters the match coming off a 4-1 upset victory over No. 18 Kentucky last Sunday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center. The 10th-ranked doubles tandem of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger earned their 21st win of the year, while Michala Kucharova and Paula de Man earned a hard-fought victory in a tiebreaker on court two to secure the doubles point.
Burgmans continues to hold her ranking in singles in the latest as the ITA release at No. 68. de Man moved her dual match record to a team-best 9-1 with a three-set win in Auburn’s match against Kentucky.
Mississippi State has lost four straight matches heading into Wednesday’s matchup. The Bulldogs have three players ranked by the ITA in singles: No. 56 Jasmine Lee, No. 81 Georgiana Patrasc and No. 124 Louise Ronaldson.
Auburn is 27-14 all-time versus Mississippi State and has won seven straight meeting against the Bulldogs dating back to 2007.
Live stats for Wednesday’s match can be found on AuburnTigers.com. Auburn also travels to in-state rival Alabama for its final road match of the regular season and lone match of the weekend on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Tuscaloosa.
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