FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - The fall season concludes this weekend for the Auburn women's tennis team as the Tigers look to cap 2013 off with a successful run at the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships starting Thursday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Pleun Burgmans leads Auburn into the tournament after winning the singles draw at the ITA Southern Regional on Oct. 21. The sophomore paired with Emily Flickinger to knock off teammates Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler in the regional doubles final to advance to the Indoor Championships as well. The duo of Kasler/Pfeifler received an at-large bid to the tournament and will also represent the Tigers in Flushing Meadows.
"Having four players in this prestigious tournament shows how many talented players we have in our program," Auburn head coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner said. "A great performance this week will cap off a great fall season and give us momentum heading into 2014."
Auburn is just one of four teams at USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships to have at least four players entered into the prestigious tournament. The Tigers are joined by USC, Michigan and tournament host Columbia to have four players in action this weekend.
The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships features a 32-player singles draw and 20-team doubles draw for men and women. Winners of the 12 USTA/ITA Regional tournaments in October gain automatic entry to the national tournament.
In the singles draw, Burgmans (7-2) opens play on Thursday against UNLV's Lucia Batta in the Round of 32. Both of Auburn's doubles duos received a first round bye and will open up in the Round of 16 during the afternoon session on Thursday.
Burgmans/Flickinger (5-2) will face the second seed pair of Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria of USC to begin the tournament. The 23rd-ranked tandem of Kasler/Pfeifler (7-2) start off in the Round of 16 versus the top-seeded team of Jennifer Brady/Catherine Harrison of UCLA.
For more information of the 2013 USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, visit the official ITA tournament page, following the ITA on Twitter @ITAtennis, like the ITA Facebook page. Fans can use hastag #NationalIndoors to interact and stay up-to-date on the latest results from Flushing Meadows.
2013 USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
Billie Jean King Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 7 - 9 a.m.
Men's & Women's Doubles Round of 32
Men's & Women's Doubles Round of 16
Men's & Women's Singles Round of 32
Friday, November 8 - 9 a.m.
Men's & Women's Doubles Quarterfinals/Consolation
Men's & Women's Singles Round of 16
Men's & Women's Singles Consolation
Men's & Women's Singles Quarterfinals
Saturday, November 9 - 9 a.m.
Men's & Women's Doubles Semifinals/Consolation
Men's & Women's Singles Consolation Quarterfinals
Men's & Women's Singles Semifinals
Men's & Women's Singles Consolation Semifinals
Sunday, November 10 - 10 a.m.
Men's & Women's Doubles Finals/Consolation
Men's & Women's Consolation Finals
Men's & Women's Singles Finals