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Nikolas Zogaj earned his first ranked win of the year Sunday.
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Razorbacks come up short against Kentucky

03/05/2012
John Thomas, Athletic Media Relations
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FAYETTEVILLE – The No. 47 Razorback men’s tennis team kept things interesting with No. 9 Kentucky Sunday afternoon, but just couldn’t get over the hump as they dropped their first conference match of the year, 6-1, at the Billingsley Tennis Center. 

Senior Nikolas Zogaj was the lone winner against the Wildcats as he toughed out a gritty three-set match with 14th-ranked Anthony Rossi and earned his first ranked win of the year, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(8). With the win, Zogaj moves his overall record to 13-9 and is his sixth dual win this spring. Even though Zogaj’s win avoided the shutout, the match had already been clinched by UK and dropped Arkansas’ record to 9-3 for the season. With the win, Kentucky ups its record to 13-3 on the year.

Arkansas, who came into the day as winners of nine out of ten doubles points this season, were looking for the tenth against a Kentucky squad that brought in the 27th-ranked team in Eric Quigley and Panav Jha at the number one court. They faced an Arkansas doubles team of junior Hall Fess and senior Matt Walters, who were on a streak of their own, winners of 16 out of 18 matches this season and nine of their last ten. 

The match stayed fairly even at court one with each team holding serve multiple times. However, in the later part of the match, Kentucky broke the top Hogs’ serve and ended up winning by two, 8-6. It’s only the third loss of the year for Fess and Walters and the first one that was not taken to a tiebreaker.

UK went on to clinch the first point at court two after Anthony Rossi and Tom Jomby defeated sophomores Mike Nott and Manfred Jeske, 8-5. It breaks a strong streak that the two Razorbacks had coming in as they were winners of four straight matches before today.

As Kentucky took the early 1-0 lead into singles, Arkansas was looking to defend its home court and made strong efforts across all six courts in the first sets. Even though the Wildcats were winners of five first sets, each set was separated by three games or less. Jeske was locked in a tough first set with the 98th-ranked Jomby at court four as it went to a tiebreaker, but Jomby took the first set win after a 7-3 tiebreaker win. 

The Wildcats ended up winning in straight sets on courts one, two, five and six to clinch the overall match, but, again, the Razorbacks kept the sets close the entire time, losing by only two or three games each.

After Zogaj, Arkansas had a chance to win its second point after Jeske won the second set over Jomby, 6-2, but then couldn’t get anything going in the third set tiebreaker. The tiebreaker set stayed even through six games, but Jomby proved too much, winning 1-0(3).

The Razorbacks will hit the road for their next set of conference matches as they will travel to Auburn, Ala., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday and Sunday. Friday’s match is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start and then Sunday’s will begin at Noon. A full recap and complete results can be found online followed each day’s match.

#9 Kentucky 6
#47 Arkansas 1

Complete Doubles Results
Order of Finish: 3, 2*, 1

No. 1 #27 Eric Quigley/Panav Jha (UK) def. Hall Fess/Matt Walters (ARK) 8-6
No. 2 Anthony Rossi/Tom Jomby (UK) def. Mike Nott/Manfred Jeske (ARK) 8-5
No. 3 Alex Musialek/Grant Roberts (UK) def. Gregoire Lehmann/Mike Ward (ARK) 8-3

Complete Singles Results
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1*, 2, 3, 4

No. 1 #6 Eric Quigley (UK) def. Gregoire Lehmann (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 #16 Alex Musialek (UK) def. Matt Walters (ARK) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Nikolas Zogaj (ARK) def. #14 Anthony Rossi (UK) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(8)
No. 4 #98 Tom Jomby (UK) def. Manfred Jeske (ARK) 7-6(3), 2-6, 1-0(3)
No. 5 Panav Jha (UK) def. Mike Ward (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Grant Roberts (UK) def. Mike Nott (ARK) 6-3, 6-3 

Cowley County CC 2
#47 Arkansas 5

Complete Doubles Results
Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3

No. 1 Victor Hoang/Nikolas Zogaj (ARK) def. Zack Evenden/Jack Busby (CCCC) 8-1
No. 2 Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott (ARK) def. Nei Dos Santos/Manuel Raga (CCCC) 8-1
No. 3 Hall Fess/Taj Harrison (ARK) def. John Ward/Edgardo Tapia (CCCC) 8-7(3)

Complete Singles Results
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4*, 1, 2, 3

No. 1 Manfred Jeske (ARK) def. Zack Evenden (CCCC) 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Jack Busby (CCCC) def. Hall Fess (ARK) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(5)
No. 3 Edgardo Tapia (CCCC) def. Mike Ward (ARK) 7-5, 7-6(6)
No. 4 Mike Nott (ARK) def. Manuel Raga (CCCC) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Taj Harrison (ARK) def. Nei Dos Santos (CCCC) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Gregoire Lehmann (ARK) def. John Ward (CCCC) 6-0, 6-2


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