FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas women’s tennis team will continue its fall slate this weekend when it hosts the Razorback Classic. Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and the Razorbacks will square off in doubles and singles play at the George M. Bilingsley Tennis Center and Dills Indoor Stadium.
Three returning letterwinners will represent Arkansas in Anouk Tigu, Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya, along with freshmen Lindsey Gray, Annemijn Koenen, Adriana Nieto, Claudine Paulson, Valentina Starkova and Kelsey Sundaram.
"Everyone needs to play a lot of matches right now, and that is obviously the goal for this weekend," Razorbacks coach Michael Hegarty said. "Especially playing on our home court, we would like to take some steps forward with our young squad."The Hogs are coming off a weekend at the Colorado Tennis Invitational during which the tandem of Tigu and Paulson advanced to the finals of the doubles draw and eight different players won at least two singles matches.
The tournament gets under way Friday with doubles play beginning at 8:30 a.m. Central time, followed by two rounds of singles. The classic will feature one 32-person singles draw and one 16-team doubles draw. All 16 courts (10 outside, six inside) will be used during the three-day event because of the large number of competitors. Saturday and Sunday each will consist of one round of doubles beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by a round of singles. Results from each day of the Razorback Classic will be posted on ArkansasRazorbacks.com following the final match of the day. Fans can stay tuned to the Web site for further updates on the event.