TULSA, Okla. – The 43rd-ranked Razorback women’s tennis team traveled to the University of Tulsa Wednesday afternoon to face the 26th-ranked Golden Hurricane in its second-to-last regular season match of the spring, but was not able to leave on a high note as it was shut out, 7-0, to fall to 10-12 on the season.
Arkansas had a tough day on the tennis courts at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla. from the start as the Razorbacks were swept in all three doubles matches and then were defeated in straight sets on all six singles courts.
Throughout the afternoon, Arkansas struggled to get any momentum against one of the top teams in the country as the Golden Hurricane won each of the three doubles matches by three games or more. The closest match came at the top court as sophomore Laurie Gingras
and junior Claudine Paulson
faced their 12th ranked opponent of the season in No. 89 Ewa Szatkowska and Anastasia Erofeeva, but fell by an 8-5 final score.
Tulsa had the doubles point going into singles and left Arkansas with the tall task of needing to win four out of six singles matches. Unfortunately, it did not get much better for the Razorbacks as Tulsa went on to win in straight sets on all six singles courts for the 7-0 win.
Tulsa got quick wins at courts three and four to push the team score to 3-0 and then got the clinching point at the No. 1 position where the 70th-ranked Erofeeva defeated senior Stephanie Roy
, 6-2, 6-0. The Golden Hurricane went on to win the remaining three courts in straight sets for the 7-0 final score.
Arkansas concludes its regular season this Saturday when it takes on No. 37 LSU in Baton Rouge, La. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. A complete recap and complete results will be posted online following the day’s play.
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#43 Arkansas 0
#26 Tulsa 7
Complete Doubles Results
Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3
Complete Singles Results
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1*, 6, 2, 5
No. 1 #70 Anastasia Erofeeva (TULSA) def. Stephanie Roy
(ARK) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 #67 Samantha Vickers (TULSA) def. Emily Carbone
(ARK) 6-3, 6-2