AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn women’s tennis’ eighth-ranked doubles tandem of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger begin play Thursday at the 2015 NCAA Individual Championships at Baylor’s Hurd Tennis Center.
Burgmans and Flickinger combined to post a 24-10 overall record in doubles this season to lead the Tigers. The pair has also been recognized with All-America honors for the second consecutive season after locking up the No. 5-8 seed in the doubles draw.
“Pleun and Emily have worked very hard to get to this point this season,” head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. “This will be the final time that they get to play together at the collegiate level and we’re excited to see what this week holds for them.”
Auburn’s pair will open the 32-team draw against Baylor’s Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle, who is ranked No. 14 in the latest release by the ITA. Burgic/Shanle are 11-4 overall and 8-4 in dual matches in 2015.
Flickinger’s 94 career doubles wins rank as the most by a player in school history, while Burgmans is appearing in the NCAA doubles draw for the third straight postseason.
Last year, Burgmans and Flickinger made the deepest run by an Auburn doubles tandem in school history, advancing to the semifinals.
Live scoring and video is available at NCAA.com.
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