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Kaluder back to her winning ways at No. 1; top 25 Wildcats down Arkansas

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Kaluder back to her winning ways at No. 1; top 25 Wildcats down Arkansas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Ela Kaluder resumed her winning ways in Southeastern Conference matches with a victory at No. 1 singles, but it was the only victory the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks could manage against Kentucky, falling 4-1.

Arkansas, 6-6, dropped to 0-4 in SEC action. The 23rd-ranked Wildcats went to 12-1 on the season, the best start in the history of the Kentucky program.

Kaluder had her 10-match streak snapped on Friday at Vanderbilt, but got back on track in Lexington by defeating Kim Coventry, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

The Lady’Backs suffered losses on courts two, three and four in singles. Joelle Schwerk, ranked 87th, defeated Maryori Franco, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 2. Sarah Woestmann beat Nanar Airapetian, 6-3, 6-1, on third court, while Carolina Escamilla won 6-2, 6-2, over Audrey Bordeleau, on fourth court.

The Lady’Backs dropped the doubles point to begin the afternoon, Coventry and Schwenk defeated Airapetian and Franco, 8-4, on the first court. Escamilla and Woestmann beat Bordeleau and Kaluder, 8-1, at No. 2. Hoffmeister and Wilhelm fell at No. 3, 8-3, to Johnston and Spencer to complete the sweep for UK.

Results

Kentucky 4, Arkansas 1

Singles

1) Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Kim Coventry (UK) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

2) Joelle Schwenk (UK) def. Maryora (UA), 6-4, 6-3

3) Sarah Woestmann (UK) def. Nanar Airapetian (UA), 6-3, 6-1

4) Carolina Escamilla (UK) def. Audrey Bordeleau (UA), 6-2, 6-2

5) Whitney Spencer (UK) v. Rachel Wilhelm, not contested

6) Jessica Giugioli (UK) v. Carly Dixon, not contested

Doubles

Coventry-Schwenk (UK) def. Airapetian-Franco, 8-4

Escamilla-Woestmann (UK) def. Bordeleau-Kaluder, 8-1

Johnston-Spencer (UK) def. Hoffmeister-Wilhelm, 8-3



Sports Category : Tennis (W)