Up Next for Arkansas: The Lady Razorbacks return home this for two home matches for the first time since the Vanderbilt-Kentucky weekend on Mar. 10-12. The Lady’Backs look to improve on the Southeastern Conference record by hosting Auburn and Alabama on Apr. 7th and 9th, respectively.
A look at Auburn: The Lady’Backs are eager to face their Western Division rival on Friday, Apr. 7 because of how the Lady’Backs won at Auburn during the 2005 spring season. In that match, the Lady’Backs cruised to a 5-2 win that just happened to be their first SEC win since the 2000-01 season. This season has been somewhat of a rough one for Auburn so far, standing 0-8 in conference play. Currently the all-time record against the Tigers is 11-10 in Arkansas’ favor.
Crimson Tide breakdown: The big match of this weekend’s matches is on Apr. 9 at 1:00 p.m. against Alabama. Last year in Tuscaloosa, the senior Melissa Cornett collected her first SEC singles dual match win of the year, but it was not enough to lift the Lady’Backs in the 6-1 loss. In the all-time series count, Alabama leads with 11 wins in 20 matces.
Aurelija Miseviciute, making it look easy: Freshman Aurelija Miseviciute has made her young career thus far by winning matches, and making it look easy. The 23rd ranked player in the country collected the biggest win if her young career on Mar. 18 with a 6-0, 6-3 rout of Baylor’s Zuzana Zemenova. Not only was Zemenova ranked 8th in the country, but she was the 2005 indoor individual national champion.
Up in the rankings: The Lady’Backs had dropped to as low as 68 in the ITA poll, but have slowly started to climb back, checking in this week at No. 55.