08/14 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Creighton (Exhibition)
08/22 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Utah State
08/24 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Oklahoma State
08/29 - 7:30 PM
SOC at Texas
08/31 - 11:00 AM
SOC vs Stephen F. Austin
09/05 - 6:30 PM
SOC at Duke
09/07 - 11:00 AM
SOC vs North Carolina
09/12 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Rice
09/14 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Missouri State
09/19 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Kentucky
09/25 - 6:00 PM
SOC at Ole Miss
09/28 - 3:00 PM
SOC at LSU
10/03 - 7:00 PM
SOC vs Vanderbilt
10/05 - 11:00 AM
SOC vs Florida
10/10 - 6:00 PM
SOC at Tennessee
FAYETTEVILLE -- The No. 45 University of Arkansas women's tennis team was defeated 4-0 by No. 4 Alabama at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sunday.
The Razorbacks (5-8, 0-4 SEC) faced their seventh straight ranked opponent, but were unable to come up with an upset at home. Arkansas suffered defeats at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, as Alabama (12-2, 4-0 SEC) also earned victories at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.
Yang Pang and Shannon Hudson were holding tough against ranked opponents at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, but both matches were left unfinished. Sarah McLean was also battling in a contested contest at No. 4 singles before the dual match was called in the 4-0 final.
DUAL MATCH RECAP
- Alabama clinched its 12th doubles point of the season and took an early 1-0 lead, as the Crimson Tide won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. No. 38 Surin/Huxley hung with No. 18 Jansen/Routliffe early, but were unable to pull out what would have been their third upset of a ranked team this season.
- The Crimson Tide extended their lead to 2-0, as No. 75 Erin Routliffe defeated Kimberley - Ann Surin in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).
- The lead swelled to 3-0 for Alabama, as Emily Zabor wrapped up her match (6-3, 6-2) with Oleksandra Shkorupeieva at No. 5 singles.
- Alabama clinched the dual match victory at No. 6 singles, as Natalia Maynetto defeated Flavia Araujo, 7-5, 6-1.
NEXT UP: ROAD REVENGE?
Arkansas travels next weekend and faces No. 10 Texas A&M on Friday, March 14, followed by Missouri on Sunday, March 16. The Razorbacks look to avenge losses they suffered to both teams last season at home. UA is 1-3 away from home so far this season.
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1) No. 79 Mary Anne Daines (ALA) led Yang Pang (ARK) 6-4, 4-4 unf.
2) No. 123 Danielle Spielmann (ALA) led Shannon Hudson (ARK) 6-4, 2-3 unf.
3) No. 75 Erin Routliffe (ALA) def. Kimberley - Ann Surin (ARK) 6-2, 6-1
4) No. 67T Maya Jansen (ALA) led Sarah McLean (ARK) 6-3, 5-4 unf.
5) Emily Zabor (ALA) def. Oleksandra Shkorupeieva (ARK) 6-3, 6-2
6) Luicelena Perez (ALA) def. Flavia Araujo (ARK) 7-5, 6-1
1) No. 18 Jansen/Routliffe (ALA) def. No. 38 Surin/Huxley (ARK) 8-3
2) Daines/Spielmann (ALA) def. McLean/Hudson (ARK) 8-5
3) No. 35 Zabor/Perez (ALA) led Pang/Shkorupeieva (ARK) 7-5 unf.