Three Razorbacks will look to sharpen their skills this weekend in Oxford, Miss. at the Rebel Classic. Senior Nanar Airapetian along with freshmen Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya, will be in action Oct. 12-15.
Over the week:
In qualifying and the main draw of the Riviera/ITA All-American Women’s Tennis Championships, the Razorbacks finished 2-4. Both wins came in singles action against opponents ranked in the Top 70.
Miseviciute vs. the nation’s elite:
With a win in the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, over No. 12 Melanie Glorida from Fresno State, No. 1 Aurelija Miseviciute improved her singles record to 5-0 against nationally ranked opponents during the fall season. Her lone loss of the fall came in the second-round against eventual champion No. 20 Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State.
History at the Rebel Classic:
This will mark the third time in the past four years Razorbacks from the women’s tennis team will travel to participate in the Rebel Classic. The tournament allows Arkansas to match up against Southeastern Conference and ITA Regional foes.
Sitting Above .800:
Even after some tough losses against a high-level of competition at the ITA All-American Championships, Arkansas’ overall winning-percentage in singles remains over .800. In doubles, the Razorbacks are just under that mark at .750 with a 15-5 record. In singles and doubles combined they boast a .786 mark of excellence.
The ‘Hegarty Take’:
Here is what 2008 SEC Coach of the Year Michael Hegarty had to say about his team’s performance in Los Angeles over the week: "While it was disappointing to exit the All-American’s during the week, the girls that competed will take valuable experience home. Our team will be much better because of the matches they played here the past couple of weeks"