FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 65 University of Arkansas men’s tennis team will face Oral Roberts and Saint Louis in its final two non-conference matches of the season. The doubleheader will take place on Wednesday at the Billingsley Tennis Center. Last week, the Hogs went 1-1 in play against the Wichita State Shockers and the Tennessee Volunteers. On Wednesday, Wichita State came to Fayetteville for a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Hogs. Chris Nott gathered his third straight win at the No. 1 position. On Saturday, the Volunteers proved why they are No. 1 and swept the Hogs in a 7-0 victory."We’re playing lost of matches close, but just can’t seem to close them out," said head coach Robert Cox. "Wichita State was a much needed win for us, I’m really proud of my guys."
This Wednesday, the Hogs first matchup in the doubleheader features the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts. The Eagles are 2-5 on the season. Their last victory was a 4-3 win over South Dakota State on Sunday. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Next up for the Hogs are the Billikens of Saint Louis. The Billikens are 4-6 on the season. Their last two matches resulted in losses against Drake and UMKC last week. Saint Louis will be getting another match under its belt today against its cross-town foe Missouri-St. Louis, prior to the matchup with the Hogs on Wednesday. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.
"Good things are ahead of us," said Cox. "I some wins coming our way"
The Hogs are led in singles by Chris Nott who has six dual victories, and Matt Hogan who has seven. In doubles play, duos Mike Ward/Nikolas Zogaj and Gregoire Lehmann/Chris Nott lead all other pairs. Ward/Zogaj have gathered seven wins while Lehmann/Nott have accumulated six in dual play this year.
Following the doubleheader, the Razorbacks return to conference play on Saturday as they host Georgia at 1 p.m. For more information on the Razorback tennis team, log on to www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com.