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Hogs Foil Hogs in Intrasquad Match

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs Foil Hogs in Intrasquad Match
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In lieu of the weather, the Arkansas men’s tennis team competed in an intrasquad match pitting the Razorbacks against each other in a nine-game match play format.

“Today was very productive,” head coach Robert Cox said. “I thought that they looked very sharp. When you practice all week preparing for a match and don’t get to play, it is hard to stay sharp. But today they looked very sharp and we should feel a little more comfortable Tuesday when we play Texas-Arlington.”

Originally schedule for Friday afternoon the Hogs were supposed to play UTA but the weather postponed the match until Tuesday.

Henrik Tofft continued his excellent play by winning both No. 1 singles and doubles. Teamed with John Deaton they were able to defeat the red team of Stephen Hunton and Aleksey Bubis, 9-8 in a tiebreak.

Oskar Johansson, who is ranked eighth in the nation in singles, teamed up with Brad Berry to claim the only win for the red team in doubles. They defeated Chris Campbell and Ronnie Stutz, 8-5.

The white team was able to pick up the final victory in doubles in order to take the match 2-1 going into the single portion of the match. Ronnie Stutz and Tim Shuler, of the white team, defeated Tiago Azevedo and Eduardo Pacheco, of the red team, 8-4.

The white team was able to use the victories in the doubles competition to their advantage in the singles matches by splitting the match 3-3. Deaton and Kullenberg claimed victories for the white team early. Meanwhile the red team of Johansson, Bubis and Azevedo claimed victories.

In the final match, Tofft, of the white team, faced Pacheco, in red, at No. 1 singles. Tofft was able to pull off the victory, 10-5, to give the white team the victory.

The Arkansas-Texas-Arlington rescheduled match will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1 at noon. Arkansas Intrasquad Match
White      5
Red        4

Men’s Doubles
Henrik Tofft/John Deaton, white, def. Stephen Hunton/Aleksey Bubis, red, 8-5
Oskar Johansson/Brad Berry, red, def. Chris Campbell/Magnus Kullenberg, white, 8-5
Tim Shuler/Ronnie Stutz, white, def. Eduardo Pacheco/Tiago Azevedo, red, 8-4

Men’s Singles
Tofft, white, def. Pacheco, red, 10-5
Deaton, white, def. Hunton, red, 10-2
Johansson, red, def. Campbell, white, 10-3
Kullenberg, white, def. Berry, red, 10-4
Bubis, red, def. Shuler, white, 10-5
Azevedo, red, def. Stutz, 10-3
 
 
 
 



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