FAYETTEVILLE -The No. 44 University of Arkansas women’s tennis team fell in a home match to No. 2 Florida, losing 7-0. The loss drops Arkansas to 10-12, 3-7 SEC on the season. “Florida just did not let us get into our gameplan today,” Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty said. “It was a good experience that we will benefit from moving forward.”In doubles play, Florida started with a win at No. 1 doubles, as their No. 20 pair of Lauren Embree and Sofie Oyen defeated Arkansas’ No. 74 Claudine Paulson and Segou Jonker 8-1. Florida clinched the doubles point at No. 3 doubles, also winning 8-1. In singles, the Gators got three early victories in straight sets to go up 4-0 and clinch the victory. At No. 4 singles, No. 107 Brianna Morgan defeated Flavia Araujo. At No. 5 singles, No. 118 Olivia Janowicz defeated Segou Jonker, and at No. 6 singles No. 115 Danielle Collins defeated Kristen Mee. Freshman Brittany Huxley dropped her match at No. 3 singles, facing No. 53 Alexandra Cercone. Huxley fell 6-3, 6-2. No. 97 Claudine Paulson battled with No. 12 Sofie Oyen, but fell 7-5, 6-3. Playing against the No. 1 singles player in the nation, No. 47 Yang Pang fell to Lauren Embree 6-2, 6-1. The Razorbacks are back in action next weekend, as they will on the road for two conference matches. The Razorbacks are at Tennessee on Friday and at Georgia Sunday.
Florida 7, Arkansas 0Complete Singles Results1. No. 1 Lauren Embree (FLA) def. No. 47 Yang Pang (ARK) 6-2, 6-12. No. 12 Sofie Oyen (FLA) def. No. 97 Claudine Paulson (ARK) 7-5, 6-33. No. 53 Alexandra Cercone (FLA) def. Brittany Huxley (ARK) 6-3, 6-24. No. 107 Brianna Morgan (FLA) def. Flavia Araujo (ARK) 6-0, 6-05. No. 118 Olivia Janowicz (FLA) def. Segou Jonker (ARK) 6-1, 6-16. No. 115 Danielle Collins (FLA) def. Kristen Mee (ARK) 6-0, 6-0
Complete Doubles Results1. No. 20 Lauren Embree / Sofie Oyen (FLA) def. No. 74 Claudine Paulson/ Segou Jonker (ARK) 8-12. Brittany Huxley/Yang Pang (ARK) – Alexandra Cercone / Olivia Janowicz (FLA) 6-4, unfinished3. Brianna Morgan / Danielle Collins (FLA) def. Flavia Araujo/Kristen Mee (ARK) 8-1