FAYETTEVILLE-The No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks will go head-to-head against Texas A&M today in College Station, Texas. The match is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
Following wins over No. 26 Miss and No. 54 Mississippi State last week, Arkansas has moved to No. 14 in the latest rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Hogs jumped three spots from their previous ranking of No. 1, and now own a 12-4 record this season. Arkansas has one player ranked among the top 125 nationally, junior Anouk Tigu at No. 55. She boasts a 9-4 in dual matches this season. Tigu and partner Claudine Paulson, ranked No. 54 nationally, improved to 8-5 with their victory over Olesya Tsigvtseva and Natalia Mayuk of Mississippi State at No. 1 doubles position last Sunday.
Texas A&M is looking to bounce back, after dropping their home opener to No. 33 SMU last week. The Aggies are 4-5 for the season. Three Aggies are ranked nationally, led by senior Elze Potgieter at No.63. Freshman Nazari Urbina, ranked 67th nationally, continued a seven game winning streak with a comeback win over Aleksandra Malyarchikova of SMU, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 1-0 (8). Junior Morgan Frank is listed at No.111 in singles action, where she is 8-1 in dual matches this season.
In doubles action, the Aggies have two doubles tandems ranked nationally. The duo of Frank and Potgieter at No. 48 and listed at No. 77 is Sheri Oliver and Stephanie Davidson.