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Wednesday 04/16
LSU
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Tennis - Men
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Saturday 04/12
LSU
1
Tennis - Men
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University of Tennessee
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 04/04
University of Georgia
4
Tennis - Men
0
Sunday 03/30
University of South Carolina
4
Tennis - Men
0
Friday 03/28
University of Florida
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Tennis - Men
4
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Mississippi State
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Tennis - Men
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Ole Miss
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Tennis - Men
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Friday 03/14
University of Nebraska-Omaha
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Tennis - Men
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University of Nebraska-Omaha
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Tennis - Men
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Texas A&M University
4
Tennis - Men
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University of Alabama
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Tennis - Men
4
Friday 03/07
Auburn University
4
Tennis - Men
3
Sunday 03/02
University of Kentucky
6
Tennis - Men
1
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Vanderbilt University
7
Tennis - Men
0
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SIU-Edwardsville
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Tennis - Men
4
Sunday 02/23
SIU-Edwardsville
1
Tennis - Men
6
Saturday 02/22
Oklahoma State University
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Tennis - Men
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University of Tulsa
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Purdue University
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#ReliveTheVictories: @RazorbackMTEN at Alabama

05/16/2014
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The #ReliveTheVictories series will take a look back at some of the biggest victories of the 2014 season for @RazorbackMTEN, including taking down ranked opponents, SEC road wins, tournament victories and more. Each Thursday, a new installment will take a trip down memory lane as we celebrate a program on the rise.

For the first time since March 2012, Arkansas men's tennis stole a victory on a league opponent's home court, leaving Tuscaloosa victorious for the first time since 2006. This marked the team's first SEC victory under first-year head coach Andy Jackson, a 4-3 come-from-behind decison on a Sunday night.

The Razorbacks began the day by taking the doubles points, notching wins on courts 1 and 2. Redshirt seniors Hall Fess and Pete Thomason, ranked No. 41 at the time, won their third straight SEC match, moving to 3-1 in league play, with a victory on court 2. Fess and Thomason would continue on to lead the Razorbacks in doubles victories in 2014 with 18. Seniors Mike Nott and Manfred Jeske took the other victory with a win on court 1, proving how they earned their No. 56 ranking.

Heading into singles play with a 1-0 lead, Arkansas quickly found itself down 3-1 to the No. 33 ranked Crimson Tide, dropping matches on courts 1, 3 and 6. With three courts still in play and three points needed to walk out with a victory, the Razorbacks gritted their teeth and went to work.

Junior Jovan Parlic struck first, eliminating his opponent 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on court 4. Freshman Johan den Toom was next, winning a 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 decision to take his third SEC victory in four matches. With the scored tied at 3-3, it all came down to Jeske on court 2.

Locked in a heated third-set battle, Jeske stayed cool through two previous tiebreakers and blazed through his opponent to win 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (11-9), 6-2.

The Razorbacks completed their first comeback of the season and recorded what would be one of three SEC victories, the most prolific season in league play for Arkansas since 2008.

How They Won:

 

  • Doubles play was a strength for the Hogs all through 2014, giving them an edge over Alabama
  • This was the first of two times Jeske would clinch the match for Arkansas
  • Den Toom played extremely consistently at the No. 5 singles position, going on two lengthy win streaks, one spurred by this victory against the Tide

Can you guess which victory is next in our series? Tweet your thoughts at @RazorbackMTEN using #ReliveTheVictories as we count down to Thursday's reveal!

 


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