FAYETTEVILLE – The Razorback women’s tennis team will begin its spring season this weekend at the Virginia Winter Invitational in Charlottesville, Va. The team comes into this tournament ranked No. 22 in the nation by ITA and will face highly ranked competition throughout the tournament, which will run through Monday.
“We look forward to competing this weekend in Charlottesville,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “We played in this event two years ago and it was a great springboard to our spring season and I expect much the same this time around. A lot of match play against three excellent teams.”
Arkansas comes into this tournament not only ranked nationally as a team, but also with senior Anouk Tigu ranked No. 26 in singles and the doubles team of sophomore Kelsey Sundaram and junior Kate Lukomskaya ranked No. 35 in the country.
The UVA Winter Invitational is an annual event featuring four teams whose players compete in a singles match and a doubles match each day for three consecutive days. It is scored individually although the Hogs will play all doubles and all singles each day against players from one school.
Arkansas comes into the invite as the highest ranked out of the four teams competing which include: No. 24 Virginia, No. 40 Utah, and No. 68 LSU. Virginia, alone, comes in with five players ranked nationally in singles and two of the top 16 teams in doubles.
This will be the last individual event of the year for the Hogs before the dual match season begins. Arkansas‘ first dual match will take place at the Billingsley Tennis Center against North Texas on Saturday, January 22. First serve for that match will be at noon. For all information regarding the Razorback women’s tennis team, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.