Feb. 21, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The 75th-ranked Tulane women's tennis team battled 19th-ranked Auburn for the second straight week but came up short with a 4-0 decision to the Tigers in the opening round at the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.
The Green Wave falls to 3-6 on the season and will face No. 29 Oklahoma State in the consolation draw on Saturday at 4 p.m. Auburn improves to 9-1 overall.
The Tigers earned the all-important doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions and took a 1-0 lead into singles. From there, Auburn won at the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 positions to take the match.
Oklahoma State fell to Conference USA rival Rice, 4-3. The winner of the Tulane-OSU contest will take on the winner of the Illinois-Yale contest on Sunday.
No. 1 Emily Flickinger/Pleun Bergmans (AU) def. Klara Vyskocilova/Jacqui Katz (TLN) 6-1
No. 2 Ipek Birol/Meredith Maltby (TLN) vs. Michala Kucharova/Reka Muller (AU) unfinished
No. 3 Jen Pfeifler/Jackie Kasler (AU) def. Emily Dvorak/Sophie Blom (TLN) 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,3
No. 1 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN) vs. Pleun Bergmans (AU) unfinished
No. 2 Emily Flickinger (AU) def. Ipek Birol (TLN) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Jacqui Katz (TLN) vs. Paula de Man (AU) unfinished
No. 4 Reka Muller (AU) def. Sophie Blom (TLN) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Meredith Maltby (TLN) vs. Michala Kucharova (AU) unfinished
No. 6 Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. Margaux Hyman (TLN) 6-1, 7-6
Order of Finish: 4,2,6