FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 16th-ranked Razorback women’s tennis team got their ninth win of the season on Friday afternoon after dispatching of the Colorado Buffaloes, 7-0, at the Dills Indoor Tennis Courts in the Billingsley Tennis Center. Across the board the Hogs dominated from the start winning all three doubles mtaches and continuing that into singles where each match was won in straight sets.
Arkansas (9-3) was returning home for their first match since the ITA National Indoors Championship and looked to pick up right where they left off to remain undefeated at home this season. Colorado (3-4) drops their fourth match of the season and third to a ranked team.
“We’re really please with how we were able to bounce back so quickly after national indoors,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “It was a quick turnaround and we were concerned about it, but this was a very successful turnaround”
The Hogs and Buffs got things going in doubles and it didn’t take long before Arkansas got the first match win. Over on court three, the team of sophomore Valentina Starkova and freshman Jade Frampton scored an 8-2 victory over Carla Manzi Tenorio and Winde Janssens for the first Razorback doubles win and their 11th win as a team.
The 37th-ranked team of senior Anouk Tigu and sophomore Claudine Paulson would follow suit on court one with an 8-1 victory over Michala Jensen and Abbie Probert giving Arkansas the doubles point. Juniors Stephanie Roy and Kate Lukomskaya finished things off in doubles with their own 8-7(3) win in a tiebreaker to give Arkansas a clean sweep of the doubles matches.
In singles, the Razorbacks seemed to take that early momentum from doubles right into singles getting first set wins across the board in all six matches. Frampton and Tigu would finish their first sets with bagels while the rest of the team only gave up eight games altogether in the first set.
Frampton ended up being the first player to go final in her match, defeating Kristina Barber, 6-0, 6-1. That win gives Frampton now six on the dual season and undefeated. Lukomskaya followed that up with a shutout 6-0 second set over Kristina Schleich to finish her match a winner, 6-2, 6-0.
Stephanie Roy ended the dual match on her straight set winner over Ania Anuszkiewicz, 6-3, 6-1, and was her tenth of the dual season and third straight. Because it was a non-conference match, Arkansas and Colorado played out the remaining three matches and continued to roll with wins from Tigu, Paulson, and junior Emily Carbone, who now has 16 wins overall this season.
The women’s tennis team will continue their home stand on Sunday when they take on the No. 44 Rice Owls in the Billingsley Tennis Center. First serve is slated for 11 a.m. For all information concerning the Razorback women’s tennis team, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Colorado 0No. 16 Arkansas 7Complete Doubles ResultsOrder of Finish: 3, 1*, 2No. 1 #37 Anouk Tigu/Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Michala Hendelund Jensen/Abbie Probert (CU) 8-1No. 2 Kate Lukomskaya/Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Kristina Schleich/Ania Anuszkiewicz (CU) 8-7(3)No. 3 Jade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. Winde Janssens/Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-2Complete Singles ResultsOrder of Finish: 6, 2, 4*, 1, 3, 5No. 1 #16 Anouk Tigu (ARK) def. Abbie Probert (CU) 6-0, 6-2 No. 2 Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Kristina Schleich (CU) 6-2, 6-0No. 3 Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Michala Hendelund Jensen (CU) 6-2, 6-4No. 4 Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Ania Anuszkiewicz (CU) 6-3, 6-1No. 5 Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-1, 6-4No. 6 Jade Frampton (ARK) def. Kristina Barber (CU) 6-0, 6-1