TULSA, Okla. – After each of them lost in the qualifying draw at the All-American Championships on Monday, Razorbacks Matt Hogan, Dmitry Lebedev, and Chris Nott each won their consolation singles matches Tuesday. Before facing him on the doubles court, Hogan took on Attila Bucko of Baylor in the morning session, winning 6-3, 7-6(2) and Nott played a similar singles match, beating Cassidy Mears of BYU 6-3, 7-6(7). The Hogs’ longest match of the day came from Lebedev and foe Andrew Mazlin of Michigan; the match went three hard sets before the Arkansas netter sealed the victory, 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-5.“Nott, Hogan, and Lebedev came back from tough losses yesterday to win today,” said Arkansas coach Robert Cox. “They bounced right back and played quality tennis, and I was so proud of all three of them today.”
In the doubles qualifying draw, the Hogs were unable to secure a win as the team of Hogan and Blake Strode fell to Baylor’s No.32-ranked duo of Bucko and Jordan Rux, 8-4 before Nott and teammate Lebedev were handled, 8-2, by David Bendheim and Calin Paar of Nebraska.
“Neither doubles team played at the level they are capable of playing at which was disappointing,” said Cox.
Although eliminated from the doubles tournament, Strode will head to the singles courts on Thursday for the All-American main draw. For complete coverage of Razorbacks men’s tennis, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.