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League-leading Gators defeat Arkansas 7-0

BY ANDRES FOCIL
League-leading Gators defeat Arkansas 7-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Arkansas’ Aurelija Miseviciute pushed University of Florida’s Alexis Gordon to the limit on the first court, but was unable to capture the win to prevent a shutout by the sixth-ranked Gators, 7-0, in Southeastern Conference women’s tennis. The loss drops Arkansas to 4-7 overall, 0-5 in SEC play, while Florida continues undefeated at 11-0 overall, 5-0 in league matches. Miseviciute took the first set, 6-3, but was unable to hold serve in the second as Gordon rallied 6-4 to force the super tiebreaker third. Gordon prevailed, 10-5, for the win, the longest match of the day. Arkansas saw another solid performance on the second court as the Gators’ top ranked player, Diana Srebrovic, got plenty from Vlatka Jovanovic. Jovanovic struggled last week in regional play in Texas, but came out strong against the fourth-ranked Srebrovic despite the loss, 6-4, 6-2. Karina Ledaja lost at No. 3 to 87th-ranked Whitney Benik, 6-2, 6-1. Melissa Cornett moved up to the fourth court but lost to Nina Suvak, 6-3, 6-1. Rachel Wilhelm made her debut at No. 5, losing 6-1, 6-0, to Alex Liles. Audrey Bordeleau rounded out the singles lineup with a loss on court six to Lolita Frangulyan, 6-0, 6-2. The Gators opened the afternoon by winning the doubles point with a sweep. Maryori Franco and Ledaja fell at No. 1 to Benik and Gordon, 8-4. Ela Kaluder and Miseviciute lost on the second court to Frangulyan and Srebrovic, 8-1. Arkansas lost at three by the same 8-1 score as Bordeleau and Cornett faced Liles and Suvak. Arkansas continues on the road at South Carolina on Sunday afternoon. Women’s College TennisArkansas at No. 6 FloridaLinder Stadium at Ring Tennis ComplexGainesville, Fla.Friday, March 24, 2006Final Score: Florida 7, Arkansas 0DoublesNo. 1 Whitney Benik/Alexis Gordon, UF def. Maryori Franco/Karina Ledaja, UA 8-4No. 2 Lolita Frangulyan/Diana Srebrovic (47), UF def. Ela Kaluder/Aurelija Miseviciute, UA 8-1No. 3 Alex Liles/Nina Suvak, UF def. Audrey Bordeleau/Melissa Cornett, UA 8-1*SinglesNo. 1 Alexis Gordon (37), UF def. Aurelija Miseviciute (23), UA 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)No. 2 Diana Srebrovic (4), UF def. Vlatka Jovanovic, UA 6-4, 6-2No. 3 Whitney Benik (87), UF def. Karina Ledaja, UA 6-1, 6-2No. 4 Nina Suvak, UF def. Melissa Cornett, UA 6-3, 6-1No. 5 Alex Liles, UF ded. Rachel Wilhelm, UA 6-0, 6-1No. 6 Lolita Frangulyan, UF def. Audrey Bordeleau, UA 6-0, 6-2*Order of Finish: Doubles 2, 3, 1; Singles 5, 3, 6, 2, 4, 1



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