FAYETTEVILLE – After nearly two weeks since their last match, the University of Arkansas women’s tennis team is back at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. against the Kansas Jayhawks at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center.
The Lady Razorbacks got an extra break last weekend after their home match against the 19th ranked Tribe of William and Mary was cancelled due to hazardous road conditions. During the downtime, the Lady’Backs worked extensively to maintain the momentum already gained from their undefeated home stretch to open the season.
Kansas is on a four-match winning streak which most recently included a 4-3 win over No. 74 Louisville last Saturday, Feb. 18. The Jayhawks’ only loss of the season came in their season opener against No. 31 Indiana, 5-2.
The Lady’Backs have not faced KU in match play since the 1996-97 season. In that match, the Lady’Backs defeated the Jayhawks 5-1 in the semifinal round of the NCAA Central Regional. All-time, Arkansas is an even 7-7 against their opponents from Lawrence, Kan.
Arkansas women’s tennis head coach Michael Hegarty said he was excited to be back on the court after such a long break in the schedule.
“Tomorrow should be a great battle with a quality Big 12 opponent,” Hegarty said. “We are excited about the opportunity.”
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