Lady’Back recap: The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team is on the road this week for their first Southeastern Conference matches on the road this year. The Lady Razorbacks travel to Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, Mar. 9, for a match against Vanderbilt before heading off to Lexington for a Sunday matinee with the University of Kentucky on Mar. 11.
More on Vanderbilt: The Commodores are currently ranked 17th after a productive weekend opening SEC play against Alabama and Auburn. Vanderbilt shutout the 60th ranked Crimson Tide, 7-0, on Friday, March 2, then defeated the 68th ranked Tigers, 5-2, on Sunday, March 4. Overall this season, the Commodores are 7-5 this season with notable victory over 6th ranked Georgia Tech. Vanderbilt also came up one match short against 2nd ranked Notre Dame in a 4-3 loss. All-time against Vanderbilt, Arkansas is 3-15 with their last victory coming in the 1997 season over a 15th ranked Commodore team.
More on Kentucky: While the Wildcats 10-1 record may at first look daunting, Kentucky has not played the typical challenging nonconference schedule from years passed. Half of the Wildcats’ wins have come against unranked teams, and only one win has come against a higher ranked team. All-time against UK, the Lady’Backs are 3-13 against the Wildcats with their last win coming in 1998.
10 in a row: Sophomore Ela Kaluder has made a name for herself early in the SEC season. In less than 48 hours, she defeated the top-ranked players of Georgia and Tennessee on her way to winning her 10th match in a row this spring. The biggest win of her Arkansas career came during the Georgia match as she sent 11th ranked Natalie Frazier home with a 6-4 6-4 straight set loss. Kaluder closed out the weekend with another win on Sunday, Mar. 4, against 21st ranked Blakely Griffith, 6-2, 6-1.
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