Baton Rouge, La.— The No. 23 University of Arkansas women’s tennis team (15-8, 5-5 SEC) will have its final tune-up before the SEC Championship tournament in a road match with LSU (9-13, 4-6 SEC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The match will be held W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. for as LSU host the Razorbacks for senior day. Last time the two teams met, Arkansas edged a 4-3 win over LSU (9-13, 4-6 SEC). The Hogs lead the all-time series, 18-12.
Over the weekend, Arkansas dropped to Vanderbilt but bounced back strong defeating Kentucky, 4-3. Against the Wildcats, the Hogs took the doubles point and rode the winning momentum into singles play with wins at the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 positions. Tigu clinched over for the Hogs over No. 98 Megan Broderick, 6-4, 6-0.
At the top of the lineup No. 43 Tigu leads the Hogs with a record of 12-8 and a 5-5 SEC record. No. At the No. 5 position, the powerhouse freshman Kelsey Sundaram continues to help the Razorbacks’ success boasting a 17-5 overall record and 7-2 in SEC play.
“We had a really great weekend overall, “ head coach Michael Hegarty said. “ We came really close to winning both matches on the road. We finished off strong against Kentucky and come back now for another road match at LSU this weekend.”
Last time out, LSU fell to Vanderbilt, 6-1. The Tigers are led by sophomore Whitney Wolf, who owns wins over four nationally ranked opponents this season. In doubles, paired with Katie Frankenberger the duo ranks at No. 89 in the country with a 14-7 overall record.
“LSU is a tough place to play, always has been.” Hegarty said. “ I am look forward to a good opportunity for us to get better at the end of the season which we are doing and I am very happy about the progress that we are making towards we head into the post season.”
For complete results on the Arkansas Razorbacks women’s tennis team, visit ArkansaRazorbacks.com. First serve is slated for 1 p.m. and live stats will be available at lsusports.net.