FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– Arkansas improved to 6-0 this season with a 7-0 victory over Missouri State Friday night at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks continued their impressive early season play. The Hogs have shut out each opponent they have faced in 2006. Arkansas looks to continue its strong start against former Southwest Conference rival and 20th-ranked Texas Sunday at 1 p.m. in Fayetteville. UA won a competitive doubles point in jumping out to a 1-0 lead. It marks the fifth time in five attempts this season the Razorbacks have claimed the doubles point. In singles, sophomores Michael Jung and Colin Mascall, and 19th-ranked freshman Blake Strode cruised in their matches at 6, 5 and 3, respectively, to clinch the Razorback victory. Seniors Adrians Zguns, 100th-ranked Rohan Gajjar and 24th-ranked Matt Roberts followed with wins at 2, 3 and 1, respectively. Each Razorback improved to 4-0 this spring. Overall, Jung leads the way at 18-2. Roberts is 12-3, Strode is 12-2, Zguns is 11-3, Gajjar is 10-3, while Mascall is 4-0.
Zguns’ wingives him 90 for his career, tying him with Pat Serret for sixth all-time at Arkansas. Zguns, anative of Latvia, is just three away from fifth-place (Jose Lambert, 93)Arkansas is back in action Sunday versus No. 20 Texas. The Hogs and ‘Horns will hook up at 1 p.m. at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center in Fayetteville. The Dills Center is located right across from Bud Walton Arena on Razorback Road. Admission is free and there will be free pizza and beverages available.
#45 Arkansas 7, Missouri St. 0February 3, 2006Fayetteville, Ark.Doubles:1.Matt Roberts/Rohan Gajjar (AR) def. Jiri Spousta/John Kellert (MSU), 8-62.Blake Strode/Adrians Zguns (AR) def. Jeff Stone/Nenad Curcic (MSU), 8-7 (4)3.Austin King/Colin Mascall (AR) def. Marcos Quieroz/Rodrigo Borges (MSU), 9-7Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2Singles:1.#24 Matt Roberts (AR) def. John Kellert (MSU), 7-5, 6-32.Adrians Zguns (AR) def. Nenad Curcic (MSU), 6-1, 6-03.#19 Blake Strode (AR) def. Marcos Quieroz (MSU), 6-2, 6-14.#100 Rohan Gajjar (AR) def. Jeff Stone (MSU), 6-2, 6-25.Colin Mascall (AR) def. Rodrigo Borges (MSU), 6-1, 6-16.Michael Jung (AR) def. Rudy Garza (MSU), 6-1, 6-0Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3*, 2, 4, 1Match Notes:#45 Arkansas (6-0), Missouri State (0-1)Clinchers: No. 1 doubles, No. 3 singles
Zguns moved into tie for sixth on UA career wins list (90)