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#9 Florida Takes Out #27 Arkansas, 4-3

BY ANDRES FOCIL
#9 Florida Takes Out #27 Arkansas, 4-3

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In the regular season finale Sunday, the No. 9 Florida Gators defeated No. 27 Arkansas 4-3 at Arkansas’ UA Outdoor Tennis Complex.
With the loss against the Florida, Arkansas is now 14-8 on the year with a 4-7 mark in SEC play, while the Gators improve to 15-6 on the season and 8-3 in SEC play.
Florida took the first point of the match by winning the doubles point. The point came down to No. 2 doubles with Florida’s Vladimir Obradovic and Janne Holmia facing Arkansas’ Matt Roberts and Imraan Ismail. The match came down to a tiebreaker at 8-8. Arkansas had a match point to pick up the doubles point during the tiebreaker, but Obradovic and Holmia fought back to take the point for the Gators, 9-8(6). The Hogs would battle back in singles play with solid play at the top of the lineup. Senior Nathan Price, No. 83 in the nation and playing in his last regular season match for the Hogs, faced Hamid Mirzadeh, No. 7 in the nation, at number one singles. Price would pick up his 30th match win of the season against Mirzadeh by winning, 6-4, 7-5. Adrians Zguns, No. 19 in the nation, also picked up a win for the Razorbacks at two singles by defeating Janne Holmia, No. 71 in the nation, 6-2, 6-0. At three singles, Rohan Gajjar won to improve his record to 17-13 on the year by defeating Vladimir Obradovic, No. 59 in the nation, 6-2, 6-4. The Hogs would struggle in the bottom of the lineup as the Gators took advantage to pull out the win. At four singles, Matt Simpson faced Chris Brandi. Simpson won the first set, 6-1, but Brandi came back to take the second, 6-3. The third set saw Brandi keep the momentum as he downed Simpson, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. Both Matt Roberts and Imraan Ismail at five and six singles lost to give the Gators a 4-3 victory. With the regular season concluded, Arkansas will focus its sight on the SEC tournament starting April 22 in Nashville, Tenn. Singles: No.1 #83 Nathan Price(AR) def. #7 Hamid Mirzadeh(UF), 6-4,7-5 No.2 #19 Adrians Zguns(AR) def. #71Janne Holmia(UF), 6-2,6-0 No.3 Rohan Gajjar(AR) def. #59 Vladimir Obradovic(UF), 6-2,6-4 No.4 Chris Brandi(UF) def. Matt Simpson(AR), 1-6,6-3,6-2 No.5 Jordan Dolberg(UF) def. Matt Roberts(AR), 6-3,6-1 No.6 Ryan Sherry(UF) def. Imraan Ismail(AR), 6-2,6-1 Doubles: No.1 Hamid Mirzadeh/Chris Brandi(UF) def. #45Nathan Price/Matt Simpson(AR), 8-5 No.2 Vladimir Obradovic/Janne Holmia(UF) def. Matt Roberts/Imraan Ismail(AR), 9-8(6) No.3 Adrians Zguns/Rohan Gajjar(AR) def. Martin Stiegwardt/Stefan Tell(UF), 8-4



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