Arkansas gained its fifth win of the 2008 season, 5-1, against North Carolina State on Sunday. The Lady Razorbacks will face Louisiana-Lafayette (6-1) on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center. ULL upset No. 62 New Mexico, 4-2, in their last match. On Sunday, the Lady’Backs will head to Tulsa, Okla. to face-off against regional foe and No. 42 Tulsa. The Lady Hurricanes are currently 9-1 on the season.
Six straight for No. 1:
Junior Aurelija Miseviciute continues to represent her throne in women’s college tennis well with a current six-match winning streak. Against some of the nation’s top teams, Miseviciute has shined bright with four of the wins during her streak coming against ranked opponents. She is currently 7-1 overall in singles play on the season.
The Hegarty Take:
Here is what Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty had to say about his team’s east cost swing over the weekend:
"This weekend provided us more opportunities to improve, and we did that. We’ve gotten better every match over the span of our last five matches."
Freshman on Court 2:
The excellent play of freshman Anouk Tigu has garnered much attention from the Lady’Back coaching staff. This week, Tigu moved up to Court 2 and went 1-1 on the weekend, with a win over No. 97 Berkeley Brock of North Carolina State, 6-4, 6-2. Tigu is currently 5-3 on the season in singles and 5-1 in doubles with teammate Audrey Bordeleau.
Arkansas sealed its fifth win of the season when junior Nanar Airapetian made quick work of North Carolina State’s Neils Barringer, 6-3, 7-5, on Sunday. For results from this past weekend’s two matches, see the bottom of Page 2.
Lady’Backs Jump 15 spots
In the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, the Lady’Backs amazingly jumped 15 spots from 39th to 24th. The move by Arkansas came after three-consecutive losses by one point, all to top 12 teams in the rankings.