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Fact Sheet 3

Fact Sheet 3

Up Next:

The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team will receive some well

deserved rest as their next event will not begin until October 3-7. The event will be

the ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles, California. Pre-qualifying for

the event will take place on September 29-30 on the campus of UCLA.

Results from Tulsa:

The Lady’Backs had an outstanding showing in the Tulsa Hurricane

Invitational, their second fall event. Two singles players and one doubles pair

came home winners of their respective draw. Junior Aurelija Miseviciute won the

Gold Draw, while senior Audrey Bordeleau took the Blue Draw respectively. In

doubles action, Miseviciute and junior Ela Kaluder took the Red Draw to round

out the finals winners.

Friendy Affairs

A fan watching finals matches at the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational may

have thought they were seeing double. Two finals matches consisted of

Lady’Backs on each side of the net competing for the championship. In singles,

Audrey Bordeleau won agaist Delia Demaschin, 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Aurelija

Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder were able to shake off senior Maryori Franco and

junior Nanar Airpetian, 8-2, to claim the title.

Getting the Call:

On Monday head coach Michael Hegarty received an

exciting phone call for the Lady’Backs and Nanar Airapetian.

The ITA has invited Airapetian to compete in the singles prequalifying

of the ITA All-American Championships on

September 29-30.

The Hegarty Take:

Lady Razorback head tennis coach Michael Hegarty’s

take on the upcoming ITA All-American Championships: “This

is probably one of our biggest tournaments of the fall season.

The best players in the nation will be there, and this

tournament is basically the NCAAs (NCAA Tournament) of the

fall. As always, we’re hoping to prove ourselves to other teams

and have a good showing.”

Set In Stone:

Although many Lady Razorbacks are looking to qualify for the All-

American Championships this weekend, others are already set to play in the

tournament. Ela Kaluder is set to play in the qualifyers for singles on October

4th, while Maryori Franco and Nanar Airapetian are set to compete in doubles on

the same day. Qualifying takes place on October 3rd and 4th with the

tournament taking place on the 5th, 6th, and 7th.

Others Hoping to Qualify:

Along with Airapetian, two other singles players and one doubles duo will

also be looking to qualify for the All-American Championships in the upcoming

weekend. Aurelija Miseviciute and Delia Demaschin are looking to make it in the

singles draw, while Miseviciute will also be looking to make the tournament in

doubles action with Ela Kaluder.

Different Tournament, Same Result:

For the second straight tournament and second time in as many weeks,

Aurelija Miseviciute faught hard and found herself in the finals of her respective

draw. Although the location and tournament was different, the result did not vary.

At the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational this past weekend, Miseviciute dominated

Tulsa’s Alexandra Kichoutkin, 6-0, 6-0, to win the Gold Draw. At the William &

Mary Tribe Classic, September 14-16, Miseviciute won Flight A after beating

Kellie Schmitt of Marshall, 6-1, 6-2.

Different Tournament, Different Result:

For the second weekend in a row, No. 57 ranked doubles tandem Aurelija

Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder found themselves in the finals of a tournament.

However, this time the result was significantly different. Over last weekend,

Miseviciute and Kaluder claimed the Tulsa Hurricane Invitational’s doubles Red

Draw. In the first tournament of the season, the William & Mary Tribe Classic, the

pair made it to the finals but were stopped short of winning by Penn’s

Kosminskaya and Koulbitskaya, 8-3.

Bob Makes It Two In A Row:

Senior Audrey Bordeleau won her second consecutive

singles flight by defeating teammate Delia Demaschin on

Sunday. Bordeleau took Flight D at the William & Mary Tribe

Classic with a comeback win over Maggie Yahner of Virginia,

3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Sports Category : Tennis (W)