Burgmans, Flickinger named to All-SEC Team

April 23, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Auburn women’s tennis players – junior Emily Flickinger and sophomore Pleun Burgmans – were named to the All-SEC Women’s Tennis Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Burgmans was named to the All-SEC First Team for the second straight season while Flickinger earned a selection to the All-SEC Second Team for the first time in her career.

“I am very proud of Pleun and Emily for their performances during SEC play. Both have established themselves among the elite players in the SEC and on the national level,” Auburn head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. “They work extremely hard and deserve such a prestigious recognition. We look to continue to build our program around their talent and look for them to lead us into the NCAA Tournament.”

Burgmans and Flickinger have teamed up throughout the 2013-14 season to form one of the nation’s top doubles teams. The pair is currently ranked No. 14 nationally and has ranked inside the top-25 throughout the entire dual match season. Burgmans and Flickinger are 23-5 overall, including 16-2 in dual matches and 8-2 in league play.

The duo also appeared at the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships back in November, advancing to the consolation semifinals at the prestigious tournament in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

In singles, Burgmans is ranked 45th in the nation in the latest ITA release. She completed the regular season with an 18-15 overall record, playing all 19 dual matches at the No. 1 spot in Auburn’s lineup. The sophomore has also won four matches over ranked opponents this year.

Flickinger is 17-9 overall and 10-7 at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. The junior compiled a 12-7 record in dual matches and was 4-6 in SEC play. She has been ranked by the ITA in singles throughout the season and heads into the postseason at No. 110.

The selection by Burgmans and Flickinger to the All-SEC team marked the first time since 2009 where Auburn has had multiple players honored by the conference office.

The No. 29 Tigers are awaiting their destination for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, which will be announced at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, on NCAA.com. The first and second round of the NCAA Championships will be played at 16 regional sites around the country starting on May 9, while the team and individual championships will be play in Athens, Ga. and run May 15-26.

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First Team All-SEC
Erin Routliffe, Alabama
Pleun Burgmans, Auburn
Alexandra Cercone, Florida
Brianna Morgan, Florida
Olivia Janowicz, Florida
Silvia Garcia, Georgia
Lauren Herring, Georgia
Maho Kowase, Georgia
Georgiana Patrasc, Mississippi State
Elixane Lechemia, South Carolina
Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M
Frances Altick, Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC
Luicelena Perez, Alabama
Maya Jansen, Alabama
Emily Flickinger, Auburn
Sofie Oyen, Florida
Aldila Sutjiadi, Kentucky 
Joana Vale Costa, LSU
Julia Jones, Ole Miss
Cierra Gaytan-Leach, Missouri
Eve Repic, Tennessee
Saska Gavrilovska, Texas A&M
Marie Casares, Vanderbilt
Georgina Sellyn, Vanderbilt

All-Freshman
Danielle Spielmann, Alabama
Erin Routliffe, Alabama
Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt
Joana Vale Costa, LSU
Saska Gavrilovska, Texas A&M 
Eve Repic, Tennessee

Player of the Year
Lauren Herring, Georgia

Freshman of the Year
Erin Routliffe, Alabama 
Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt

Coach of the Year
Jenny Mainz, Alabama

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Mary Anne Daines, Alabama