No. 47 Kentucky Women's Tennis Drops Match at No. 22 Auburn

March 31, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's tennis dropped its final match of a four-match road stand on Sunday afternoon in Auburn, Ala., falling to No. 22 Auburn 4-0.

The Wildcats went down early as Auburn took the doubles matches on court two and three to clinch the doubles point.

Auburn's Emily Flickinger and Jackie Kasler finished first on court two, defeating senior Jessica Stiles and junior Cece Witten 8-1. The point was clinched when Khristina Blajkevitch and Stephanie Fox lost 8-4 on court three.

Junior Caitlin McGraw and freshman Nadia Ravita were trailing 7-6 on court one to the 26th-ranked doubles pair Pleun Burgmans and Plamena Kurteva when the match was abandoned due to the doubles point decision.

The first singles point decided was a rare loss for Ravita on court one. The 24th-ranked singles player lost 6-0, 6-3 to No. 36 Pleun Burgmans.

Shortly after, Auburn's Ashley Kitchen defeated Witten 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 6 singles position to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead in the match.

Auburn clinched the match on court three, as Jen Pfeifler took the No. 3 singles point from Blajkevitch with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

The match was called at decision, sealing a 4-0 win for Auburn.

Kentucky will look to bounce back on Friday, hosting No. 19 Vanderbilt at noon at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex.

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#22 Auburn University 4, #47 Kentucky 0

Singles competition
1. #36 Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. #24 Nadia Ravita (UK) 6-0, 6-3
2. Emily Flickinger (AU) vs. Jessica Stiles (UK) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, unfinished
3. Jen Pfeifler (AU) def. Khristina Blajkevitch (UK) 6-2, 6-4
4. Jackie Kasler (AU) vs. Caitlin McGraw (UK) 6-3, 5-5, unfinished
5. Plamena Kurteva (AU) vs. Stephanie Fox (UK) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished
6. Ashley Kitchen (AU) def. Cece Witten (UK) 6-1, 6-1 

Doubles competition
1. #26 Pleun Burgmans/Plamena Kurteva (AU) vs. #77 Nadia Ravita/Caitlin McGraw (UK) 7-6, unfinished
2. Emily Flickinger/Jackie Kasler (AU) def. Jessica Stiles/CeCe Witten (UK) 8-1
3. Jen Pfeifler/Paulina Schippers (AU) def. Khristina Blajkevitch/Stephanie Fox (UK) 8-4 

Match Notes:
Kentucky 12-9 (3-7 SEC); National ranking #47
Auburn University 15-5 (5-4) SEC); National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,6,3)