MILWAUKEE – Arkansas senior Mia Jurasic and junior Ana Oparenovic will compete for the doubles title at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sunday.
The pair, who came into the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed, took down Marquette’s Fleur Eggink and Natalija Popovic, 8-5, on Saturday and will face No. 2 seed Tamuna Kutubidze and Maria Kononova of North Texas in Sunday’s championship match inside the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s 10,000-seat Panther Arena.
“It’s great for us to play for the title tomorrow like Agne (Cepelyte) and Natsuho (Arakawa) did last week in Midland, Texas,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. “Clearly our doubles will be a force for us this spring, and our singles play also seems to be right on track for some special things.”
Also advancing Saturday was Leolia JeanJean, who earned a 6-2, 7-5 win in the quarterfinals over Wisconsin’s Alexis Keberle. Top-seeded Sinead Lohan of Miami (FL) later defeated the Razorback senior, 6-2, 7-6, in the semifinals.
Doubles – Semifinals
Jurasic/Oparenovic (Arkansas) def. Popovic/Eggink (Marquette) – 8-5
Singles – Quarterfinals
Leolia Jeanjean (Arkansas) def. Alexis Keberle (Wisconsin) – 6-2, 7-5
Miranda Ramirez (Syracuse) def. Mia Jurasic (Arkansas) – 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Yufei Long (Iowa) def. Ana Oparenovic (Arkansas) – 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Singles – Semifinals
Sinead Lohan (Miami) def. Leolia Jeanjean 6-2, 7-6