Pleun Burgmans is one of four Tigers selected for the ITA All-American Championships (Anthony Hall photo)
AUBURN, Ala. - Four members of the Auburn women’s tennis team will compete at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships October 3-11 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Senior Pleun Burgmans was selected for qualifying singles and will also compete in qualifying doubles with fellow senior Paula de Man. Sophomores Andie Dikosavljevic and Alizee Michaud will participate in pre-qualifying singles.
“The All-American Championships is a great event and we are pleased to have four athletes selected to compete in such a prestigious national tournament,” head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. “The opportunity to play against the best players in college tennis and on a national level is something that each of our players aspire to do, and they are very excited about the opportunity to represent Auburn in California.”
Last season, two-time doubles All-American Pleun Burgmans and partner Emily Flickinger finished runner-up at last year’s Riviera/ITA Regionals. The duo earned a national seed at the NCAA Doubles Championship and finished the season 27-11. Burgmans posted an 18-15 record in singles while competing primarily in the No. 1 spot.
de Man finished the 2014-15 campaign with a 16-5 (6-3 SEC) record during the dual season while going 8-1 at the No. 3 line with partner Michala Kucharova. Dikosavljevic led the Tigers with 20 singles wins including a team-high 15 wins in dual matches. The Sunshine Coast, Australia native was a perfect 3-0 at the No. 1 line.
Michaud posted a 15-0 record in the regular season at the No. 1 position at Stetson last season. Michaud was selected for the NCAA Singles Championships and was named the Atlantic Sun Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year.
For more information on the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, visit www.itatennis.com.
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