FAYETTEVILLE — The No. 51 University of Arkansas women’s tennis team will now open its season with a doubleheader against Wichita State at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center on Sunday, as announced by head coach Michael Hegarty on Friday.
The Razorbacks had been initially scheduled to face the Shockers at 1 p.m. Sunday, but the teams will now face off twice over the course of the day, beginning with the first match at 10 a.m. and then a second match at 2 p.m.
Sunday’s matches features a shortened format that the NCAA is considering implementing full time into college tennis. The doubles point will be first team to six with a tiebreaker at 6-all (regular format is first to 8). The six singles matches will then by played. They are best of three sets with a tiebreaker at 6-all. However, the third set will be a 10-point tiebreaker (regular format is a full set). The dual match is still first to four team points with the three doubles matches still counting for one team point.
In thefirst match of the doubleheader, the teams will play singles first and only play doubles if the match is tied at 3-all.
First serveof theday isset for 10 a.m. with the second match scheduled to follow at approximately 2 p.m.
Check the schedule page for an updated and complete listing of this season’s schedule.
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