FAYETTEVILLE- The No. 17 Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis triumphed this weekend with wins over Mississippi State and Ole Miss. On Sunday afternoon, the Hogs stormed the courts with much authority starting with the doubles point and carrying that momentum into singles play defeating the Bulldogs, 7-0.
"It was really good to come out that sharp today," head coach Michael Hegarty said. I am very pleased with the results, especially in doubles. That is what we are trying to do every match."
Arkansas jumped in front early at the No. 3 doubles position as Stephanie Roy and Valentina Starkova defeated Danielle Terpko/Valeriya Makarycheva, 8-2. The Hogs seemed unstoppable as Kate Lukomskaya and Kelsey Sundaram clinched the doubles point with an 8-0 win over Marilia Ryzhova and Radka Ferencova. The No. 18-ranked duo of Anouk Tigu and Claudine Paulson made the final sweep at the No. 1 position over Olesya Tsigvtseva and Natalia Mayuk, 8-1.
Arkansas’ momentum did not slow down in singles play. Leading the Hogs to a 3-0 victory was super freshman Kelsey Sundarm and Claudine Paulson, giving up just three matches combined. Sundaram earned the Hogs first singles victory at the No. 5 position with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Valeriya Makarycheva. Paulson quickly followed overpowering Danielle Terpko in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
The Hogs winning streak continued as they picked up wins at the No.3 and No. 4 positions to clinch the match. Emily Carbone defeated Natalia Mayuk in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. Stephanie Roy once again clinched the match for the Hogs with a win over Marilia Ryzhova, 6-3, 6-1.
The match played out as NO. 54 Anouk Tigu continued the Hogs domination on the top court. Tigu picked up the 6-1, 6-0 win over Olesya Tigvintseva.
The final match left to battle was between Lukomskaya and Radka Ferancona on court two. The duo continued to exchange the advantage but Lukomskaya eventually was able to pull out the win, 7-5, 6-4.
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Arkansas 7 Mississippi State 0
Order of Finish: 5, 6, 4*, 3, 1, 2
No. 54 Anouk Tigu(UA) def. Olesya Tsigvintseva (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
Kate Lukomskaya (UA) def. Radka Ferancova 7-5, 6-4
Emily Carbone (UA) def. Natalia Mayuk (MSU) 6-2, 6-1
Stephanie Roy (UA) def. Marilia Ryzhova (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
Kelsey Sundaram (UA) def. Valeriya Makarycheva (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
Claudine Paulson (UA) def. Danielle Terpko (MSU) 6-1, 6-1
# 18 Tigu/Paulson (UA) def. Olesya Tsigvtseva/Natalia Mayuk (MSU) 8-1
Sundaram/Lukomskaya (UA) def. Marilia Ryzhova/Radka Ferencova(MSU) 8-0
Roy/Valentina Starkova (UA) def. Danielle Terpko/Valeriya Makarycheva (MSU) 8-2