FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off the most remarkable spring season in program history, the Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis team begins their fall season in front of the home crowd at the Billingsley Tennis Center this weekend.
“It’s great to begin the season at home since we have some of our best opportunities this year at home as we prepare to host the National Indoors in January and the SEC Championships in April as well,” said Razorback head coach Michael Hegarty.
Arkansas hosts the Razorback Classic beginning on Friday and running through Sunday. The Classic feature an array of regional opponents for Arkansas which includes Oklahoma, Tulsa, and Kansas State.
“We will face some quality opposition this weekend with four good Central Region teams.” Hegarty said. “This experience will help us as we move toward the more important fall events.”
The classic is in a tournament format with three doubles flight, beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day, and four singles flights following at approximately 10:30 a.m.
To begin doubles play, the 10th-ranked doubles duo of Aurelija Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder will face Kansas State’s Katka Kudlackova and Vaness Cottin. Nanar Airapetian and Anouk Tigu will defend their home court against Rebecca Row and Ewa Szatkowska of Tulsa. The freshman duo of Emily Carbone and Ekaterina Lukomskaya will receive a first-round bye.
In singles No.1 Miseviciute faces Maria Kalashnikova of Oklahoma in the first round of the A flight, while No. 46 Kaluder takes on Kansas State’s Antea Huljev. In Flight B, Carbone takes on Andrea Straznicka of Kansas State, and Tigu will battle against Cottin. Finally, Lukomskaya goes against Petra Chuda of Kansas State in Flight C.
Results following Friday’s action can be found immediately at ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM