AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 10 Auburn women’s tennis will host an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history and will face off against Alcorn State in the first round on Friday, May 13. This is the fourth-straight year the Tigers have earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
“We are very excited and honored to be hosting our very first NCAA regional,” said Auburn head coach Lauren Spencer. “This team has worked incredibly hard to position themselves to be able to host. To see their hard work paying off is so rewarding. We are thrilled to have some fresh new teams to play and look forward to showing them some southern hospitality and be able to showcase our facility, school and the city of Auburn.”
Auburn’s first round match against Alcorn State is slated for 2 p.m. on May 13 at Yarbrough Tennis Center. This is the first time the two teams have met in program history. The winner will take on No. 26 North Carolina State or No. 22 Arizona State on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. for the chance to advance to the NCAA Team Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Auburn is 2-1 all-time against North Carolina State, with the Tigers falling 7-0 in the last matchup on Jan. 30, 2011. Auburn has never played Arizona State.
Auburn women’s tennis finished the regular season with a 22-7 (9-4 SEC) record, which ties the program record for wins in a single season. The Tigers’ fourth place finish in the SEC is also a school record.
In this historical season, senior Pleun Burgmans also became the all-time leader in combined wins and now has 192 for her career. Burgmans was selected as Second Team All-SEC, which marks the fourth straight year she has won All-SEC honors.
Sophomores Andie Dikosavljevic and Alizee Michaud were both selected First Team All-SEC for the first time in their careers. No. 20 Dikosavljevic led Auburn with 12 wins over ranked opponents on her way to a 26-12 (7-5 SEC) record.
Michaud finished the regular season ranked No. 29 in the latest Oracle/ITA singles rankings, finishing with a 20-5 (7-4 SEC) record. She paired with Burgmans in doubles and finished 12-4 (9-4 SEC). The duo is currently ranked No. 7 in the latest Oracle/ITA doubles rankings.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or by phone (334-844-4040) and will cost $5 per day for adults, $3 for students, seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children age two and under get in free.