After opening the season with three straight wins at home, the University of Arkansas women’s tennis team takes its unblemished record on the road to Lincoln, Neb. for a rare Monday afternoon match against the 35th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Lady Razorbacks saw limited action against Nebraska during the 2005 fall season at the ITA Central Regional Championships in Salt Lake City on October 19-23. At Regionals, freshman Aurelija Miseviciute collected a singles win from Nebraska’s Kim Hartmann in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. The Lady’Backs kept their record perfect against the Huskers with a doubles win from Senior Karina Ledaja and sophomore Maryori Franco over Nebraska’s Imke Reimens and Ewelina Skaza, 8-3.
“We’re excited to compete against Nebraska,” Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty said. “They have proven themselves to be one of the top teams in our region the past few years, and it should be a great match.”
Nebraska began the 2006 season with four straight wins but received a wake up call from the No. 3 Texas Longhorns this weekend with a 6-1 loss at home. The only Husker to manage a win during Saturday’s rout was No. 1 Hartmann. She defeated Texas’s Petra Dizdar in a second set tiebreaker, 6-2, 7-6(5)
Monday’s match against Nebraska marks the first time since almost the exact date of last year since the Lady’Backs have squared off against a member of the Big 12 conference. Last year on Feb. 12, Arkansas escaped with a win at home against Kansas State, 4-3.
Monday’s match is scheduled to begin at noon. For more information on Arkansas tennis or any other Lady Razorback sport, please visit LADYBACKS.COM