FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team (12-13, 2-7) heads out on their final weekend road trip of league play, facing Georgia at 4 p.m. on Friday and Tennessee on Sunday at noon.
The Razorbacks are coming off an 1-1 performance last weekend, dropping a 4-0 decision to South Carolina on Sunday following a 4-3 victory over No. 15 Florida on Friday, the program’s first top 15 win since a 2006 victory over Virginia.
Senior Manfred Jeske enters Friday’s action after another perfect weekend, going 1-0 in singles action as well as 1-0 with doubles partner Mike Nott, with both of his Sunday matches suspended before decisions. The No. 37 senior doubles pair combined to defeat their Flordia opponent and help Arkansas win their fifth consecutive doubles point in league play. Jeske’s streak continued with a victory at the No. 2 singles position over No. 108 Diep, clinching the match for the Razorbacks.
No. 71 ranked senior doubles pair of Hall Fess and Pete Thomason notched their 17th victory of the spring on Friday, giving them an SEC leading win total for the spring.
No. 8 Georgia enters the weekend at 12-6 on the season and 7-1 in SEC play, holding a 9-0 record at home.
No. 20 Tennessee stands at 2-6 in conference play but 13-9 across the spring, having dropped their last three league matches.
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1. No. 37 Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott
2. No. 71 Hall Fess/Pete Thomason
3. Jacob Herndon/Johan den Toom
1. Mike Nott
2. Manfred Jeske
3. Hall Fess
4. Jovan Parlic
5. Johan den Toom
6. Christian Lee
No. 8 Georgia:
Doubles:1. No. 9 Pieters-Wagland 2. Pasha-Brasseaux 3. Diaz-Smith
Singles:1. No. 18 Austin Smith 2. No. 39 Nathan Pasha 3. No. 75 Garrett Brasseaux 4. No. 72 Ben Wagland 5. No. 117 Nick Wood 6. Hernus Pieters 7. Eric Diaz
No. 20 Tennessee
1. No. 1 Libietis/Reese
1. No. 20 Hunter Reese
2. No. 38 Mikelis Libietis
3. Jack Schipanski
4. Brandon Fickey
5. Jarryd Chaplin
6. Andrew Dromsky