Kentucky Defeats Auburn, Advances to Quarterfinals in SEC Women's Tennis Tournament
April 17, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The No. 10 seed University of Kentucky women’s tennis team defeated No. 7 seed Auburn University, Thursday, in the second round of the 2014 Southeastern Conference Tournament, hosted by the University of Missouri at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. In a match that lasted nearly four hours, the Wildcats knocked off Auburn, 4-2.
"We are grateful and blessed to be in the position that we're in," Kentucky head coach Carlos Drada said. "This match exemplifies the belief that our players have in their training and on each other. Auburn came with great energy and they dominated the first half of the match. Coming back from a deficit on five out of six courts is a tremendous feat and we're looking forward to playing another great match tomorrow."
In a tight doubles competition, No. 39 Caitlin McGraw and Cece Witten entered into a seesaw affair with No. 13 Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger. The senior duo fought hard for the win, but ultimately fell, 8-6. Jakarta, Indonesia natives, Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi, led most of the match with their biggest lead, 5-1. However, Auburn didn’t back down and tied the match at 7-all, requiring a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, the Kentucky duo fell, 8-7(3) and the doubles point was claimed for the Tigers.