NORMAN, Okla. — On the final day of play in the Sooner Classic, freshman Jade Frampton came out on top of the Singles C flight with a three set victory over Elizabeth Ullathorne of Texas Tech, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. After three days of play against some top competition, Frampton won four straight singles matches and is now 5-2 in singles play so far this fall.
“Jade (Frampton) showed great composure in recovering from a big hole and winning four in a row will do her a world of good,” said head coach Michael Hegarty. “Today was our best day of the event by far. The third day is always the most challenging so to go four up and two down was excellent.”
Junior Emily Carbone also finished the weekend on a winning note as she won the consolation bracket of Flight A. She faced Sasha Belova of Oklahoma State and won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, her fourth of the fall.
“Emily came back from getting clipped in the first round and I was pleased that she was able to win three straight after that,” said Hegarty. “We saw some wonderful tennis this weekend and also learned a bunch of things to help us down the road.”
In other singles play, sophomore Kelsey Sundaram defeated Katarina Milinkovic of Depaul, 7-6, 6-1 and sophomore Valentina Starkova fell to Maria Kalashnikova of Oklahoma, 6-2, 6-3.
The Hogs also competed in two doubles matches on Sunday. The team of Frampton and Starkova defeated Wichita State’s Veronika Blaskova and Valerie Brockman, 8-5, and Carbone and Sundaram lost to Marta Lesniak and Heather Steinbauer of SMU, who were the top doubles flight winners, 8-6.
The Razorback women’s tennis team will be back in action on Friday, October 8th for the UCF Invitational. The tournament will last throughout the weekend and all matches played on the UCF campus.
For complete coverage of the women’s tennis team, be sure to log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.Complete Singles ResultsFlight A Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Sasha Belova (OSU) 6-3, 6-4Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) def. Katarina Milinkovic (DEP) 7-6, 6-1Flight BMaria Kalashnikova (OU) def. Valentina Starkova (ARK) 6-2, 6-3Flight CJade Frampton (ARK) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TTU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2Complete Doubles ResultsFlight AJade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. Veronika Blaskova/Valerie Brockman (WSU) 8-5Marta Lesniak/Heather Steinbauer (SMU) def. Emily Carbone/Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) 8-6
Download: Final Doubles Draw.pdf