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Arkansas shines in opening day of Razorback Classic

Arkansas shines in opening day of Razorback Classic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A perfect record of 5-0 was established in singles action by the University of Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis team on Friday during the first round of the Razorback Classic at the Billingsley Tennis Center.

After the first day, the Razorbacks compiled a superb record of 9-1 through a round of singles and two rounds of doubles action.

“Today was definitely a productive first day of our fall season,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “The newcomers looked great, and we saw a lot of reliable things from the upperclassmen.”

Aurelija Miseviciute, ranked No. 1 overall in singles, was one of five Razorbacks who won a singles match in straight sets when she advanced, 6-1, 6-2, over Oklahoma’s Maria Kalashnikova.

Number 46, Ela Kaluder, took care of Antea Huljev of Kansas State, 6-1, 7-5, while sophomore Anouk Tigu made quick work, 6-1, 6-0, of Wildcat Vanessa Cottin. Freshmen Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya showed their abilities on the court prevailing for their first career wins as Razorbacks. Carbone displayed her whit on the court, 6-0, 6-3, against Andrea Straznicka of Kansas State as Lukomskaya demonstrated her hard-hitting style, 6-1, 7-6(4) over another Wildcat, Petra Chuda.

Doubles play was no different as the Razorbacks advanced to the finals in each doubles draw. In Draw A, No. 10 Miseviciute and Kaluder overtook Oklahoma’s Marie Pier-Huet and Kalashnikova, 8-4. The talented freshman duo of Carbone and Lukomskaya had no problem advancing to the finals of Draw B against Alexandra Kichoutkin and Anastasia Erofeeva of Tulsa, 8-4.

Due to Saturday’s weather forecast, officials decided to play two rounds of doubles on Friday incase the classic had to be moved inside for the weekend. The Razorback Classic will start up again on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. beginning with doubles finals, followed by the semifinals of singles at approximately 10:30 a.m.

For live stats and immediate results following Saturday’s action, stay posted to ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.

Singles Results Flight A

-#1 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) def. Maria Kalashnikova (OU), 6-1, 6-2.

– Alex Kichoutkin (TU) def. Katka Kudlackova (KSU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

-#93Ana Maria Constantinescu (OU) def. Thalia Barriga (TU), 6-3, 6-2.

-Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Antea Huljev (KSU), 6-1, 7-5.

Singles Results Flight B

-Rebecca Row (TU) def. Kristina Radan (OU), 7-6(6), 6-2.

-Emily Carbone (UA) def. Andrea Straznicka (KSU), 6-0, 6-3.

-Marie Pier Huet (OU) def. Marta Marcinkowska (TU), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5)

-Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Vanessa Cotton (KSU), 6-1, 6-0.

Singles Results Flight C

-Kate Lukomskaya (UA) def. Petra Chude (KSU), 6-1, 7-6(4)

– Peta Maree Lancaster (OU) def. Ewa Szatkowska (TU), 6-1, 6-2.

– Jie Zeng (TU) def. Masha Slupska (KSU), 6-3, 6-2.

-Tara Eckel (OU) def. Caroline Beaulieu (TU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-0.

Singles Results D Flight (Round Robin)

-Anastasia Erofeeva (TU) def. Kristen Gray (OU) 6-2, 6-1.

– Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Brittany Baldy (OU), 6-4, 3-1 (ret.)

Doubles FlightA 2nd Round

-#10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Marie Pier-Huet/Maria Kalashnikova (OU), 8-5.

-Ana Maria Constantinescu/Kristina Radan (OU) def. Rebecca Row/Ewa Szatkowska (TU), 8-5.

Doubles Flight A Backdraw

– Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Antea Huljev/Mariya Slupska (KSU), 8-1.

– Thalia Barriga/Marta Marcinkowska (TU) def. Vanessa Cottin/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 8-4.

Doubles Flight B 2nd Round

-Emily Carbone/Kate Lukomskaya (UA) def. Alexandra Kichoutkin/Anastasia Erofeeva (TU), 8-5.

Doubles Flight B Backdraw

-Petra Chuda/Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Brittany Baldy/Kristin Gray (OU), 8-3.

Doubles Flight A 1st Round

-#10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Vanessa Cottin/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 8-0.

-Marie Pier-Huet/Maria Kalashnikova (OU) def. Thalia Barriga/Marta Marcinkowska (TU), 9-8(1).

-Rebecca Row/Ewa Szatkowska (TU) def. Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (UA), 8-6.

-Ana Maria Constantinescu/Kristina Radan (OU) def. Antea Huljev/Mariya Slupska (KSU), 8-6

Doubles Flight B 1st Round

-Caroline Beaulieu/Jie Zeng-BYE

-Tara Eckel/Peta Maree Lancaster (OU) def. Petra Chuda/Natasha Vieira (KSU), 8-4.

-Emily Carbone/Kate Lukomskaya (UA)- BYE

-Alexandra Kichoutkin/Anastasia Erofeeva (TU) def. Brittany Baldy/Kristin Gray (OU), 8-4.

Sports Category : Tennis (W)