Here is the Arkansas Lady Razorback tennis Fact Sheet for this week’s upcoming matches against Auburn and Alabama to beginSoutheastern Conference play:
The 26th-ranked Lady Razorback tennis team has completed their non-conference schedule and is now set for Southeastern Conference action. Arkansas will host a pair of Alabama teams, Auburn and Alabama, this weekend at the Dills Indoor Tennis Facility. The Auburn match will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, while the agaist Alabama is set to start on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
Arkansas finished off this past week 2-0 to improve to 7-4 on the season. On Thursday, the Lady’Backs captured the first four points in a, 6-1, victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. On Sunday, Arkansas shot down 40th-ranked Tulsa, 5-2. Results from both matches can be found on Page 5.
The Hegarty Take:
Here is what Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty had to say about his team’s performance against ULL and Tulsa:
"Both of these wins were great team victories, as everyone played hard. Doubles has been doing a great job of being a catalyst all season."
Clincher for the Freshman:
Anouk Tigu, ranked No. 61 in singles, clinched Arkansas’ 5-2 win over Tulsa in dramatic fashion. Tigu fell behind Carla Zabaleta 6-7(4) in the first set, but came back to dispose of her, 6-2, 6-2, claiming the match for the Lady’Backs.
Something the Lady’Back tennis team has been able to count on so far this season is excellent play in doubles. In the two matches against ULL and Tulsa, things were no different. Arkansas took both doubles points and even more incredible went a perfect 6-0 in both matches. For the 2008 season, Arkansas sports a 20-9 overall record in doubles.
Miseviciute Dominates Opponents
Lady’Back junior, Aurelija Miseviciute, won two more matches in straight sets to push her winning-streak to eight consecutive matches. Miseviciute, a native of Lithuania, is currently ranked No.2 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
A Look at the Opponents
Arkansas will begin Southeastern Conference action, Friday against the University of Auburn Lady Tigers. Auburn is currently ranked 29th by the ITA, with a record of 7-2. Sophomore Fani Chitchieva leads the Lady Tigers with a No. 29 rank in singles.
After the match with Auburn, Arkansas will face off against another SEC Western Division foe in the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide will come into Fayetteville with a 3-5 record, pending their match with LSU on Friday.