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Lady’Back netters claim runner-up honors at SEC Classic

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Lady’Back netters claim runner-up honors at SEC Classic

Atlanta, Ga.—Junior Karina Ledaja and freshman Audrey Bordeleau both claimed runner-up honors in singles flights Sunday to conclude the SEC Fall Coaches Championships in Atlanta, Ga. Ledaja was riding high on an undefeated 3-0 record at the Peachtree Tennis Center going into the C flight championship match against Vanderbilt’s Caroline Ferrell, but fell to the fiery Commodore, 6-1, 7-5. Despite the loss, Karina finishes the fall with a team-leading 12-5 singles record. Bordeleau also went into her D flight title match with an unblemished three straight wins, carrying her momentum into the first set of the championship match. She defeated South Carolina’s Megan McGavick 6-4 in the first, but ran out of gas in the second, losing 6-3. McGavick took the third set, 6-3. “Overall I was pleased with our efforts this weekend,” said head coach Michael Hegarty. “We had a good amount of success and look forward to the preparation for our spring season.” In other Lady Razorback action on Sunday, junior Melissa Cornett lost to Kentucky’s Danielle Petrisko, 6-1, 6-2. Freshman Allison Linden fell in a three-set bout to Auburn’s Evan Epps. Linden lost the first set to Epps, 6-3, but rallied back in the second set to win, 7-5. It was Epps who took the third set supertiebreaker, 10-6. In the tournament as a team, the Lady’Backs finished 10-10 in singles and 12-15 overall at the SEC Fall Coaches Classic. As they wrap up the fall season, Arkansas captured 71 singles victories in 129 chances and overall tallied 91 victories in five tournaments. The 2005 Lady Razorback spring season begins in late January.Results for Day FourSEC Fall Coaches ClassicNovember 7, 2004SinglesFlight C Title MatchCaroline Ferrell (VU) def. Karina Ledaja (UA) 6-1, 7-5Danielle Petrisko (UK) def Melissa Cornett (UA) 6-1, 6-2Flight D Title MatchMegan McGavick (SC) def. Audrey Bordeleau (UA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3Evan Epps (AU) def. Allie Linden (UA) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6



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