FAYETTEVILLE – Manfred Jeske and Mike Nott each battled for three sets Monday in the first round of the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla.
Seniors Jeske and Nott were named qualifying singles in August after being ranked No. 9 in the ITA preseason doubles poll.&
Jeske won his opening set 6-3 over Danil Zelenkov of George Washington University but lost the next two and the match.
Nott faced the No. 21 ranked Thorsten Bertsch of San Diego State and was unable to pull out a win, battling hard but eventually losing 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3.
The pair will team up for doubles play beginning Thursday.
A full recap will be available following the conclusion of play at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
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ITA All-American Championship
Danil Zelenkov (George Washington) def. Manfred Jeske (Arkansas) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Thorsten Bertsch (San Diego State) def. Mike Nott (Arkansas) 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3