April 4, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. - The Mizzou tennis team fell to the No. 21 Auburn Tigers, 4-0, Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn, Ala. The loss dropped the visiting Tigers to 6-18 overall and 0-10 in Southeastern Conference play, while Auburn improved to 16-6 and 6-4.
Auburn claimed the doubles point with identical 8-3 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 action. At No. 1, the No. 19 duo of Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger defeated seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann, while Auburn's Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler notched a win over junior Alex Clark and sophomore Madison Rhyner at No. 2.
The home squad went up 2-0 when Paula de Man recorded a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Stuhlmann at No. 3 singles. A 6-3, 6-3 win for Burgmans, ranked No. 32, over Gaytan-Leach at No. 2 gave the home Tigers a 3-0 advantage.
Auburn clinched the win after Kasler downed freshman Cassidy Spearman at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
Missouri returns to the court on Sunday, April 6 for a Noon match at No. 5 Alabama.
Auburn 4, Mizzou 0
q. #32 Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) 6-3, 6-2
2. #75 Emily Flickinger (AU) vs. Kelli Hine (MU) 6-0, 5-4, unfinished
3. Paula de Man (AU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Michala Kucharova (AU) vs. Madison Rhyner (MU) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
5. Jackie Kasler (AU) def. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Jen Pfeifler (AU) vs. Alex Clark (MU) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
1. #19 Pleun Burgmans/Emily Flickinger (AU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach/Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 8-3
2. Jackie Kasler/Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. Alex Clark/Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-3
3. Paula de Man/Michala Kucharova (AU) vs. Kelli Hine/Cassidy Spearman (MU) 7-4, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles: 1,2; Singles: 3,1,5
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