BOULDER, Colo. – The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team finished the Buff Invite on a high note on Sunday as senior Kate Lukomskaya and junior Claudine Paulson won their third straight doubles match of the tournament , 8-5, over Carla Manzi Tenorio and Kristina Schleich of Colorado. The win gave the duo the top doubles title for the weekend and kept them perfect for the start of the fall season.
Sophomore Laurie Gingras was also involved in the title match of the Black bracket of singles. Unfortunately, the Canadian could not win her second straight match as she ended up falling to Sasi Nemcova in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3. The Hogs did, however, get four wins in the singles back draw to finish the day 4-2.
“We played easily our most complete day of tennis today which we expected as it was our third day in the altitude,” Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty said. “Kate (Lukomskaya) and Claudine (Paulson) really played sharp today and our seniors led by example.”
Overall, the Razorbacks went 11-7 in singles over the three days of play and 8-2 in doubles to open the fall season. The team of seniors Emily Carbone and Stephanie Roy even won the third-place match of the Silver doubles bracket with an 8-5 win over Simona Synkova Christa Gecheva of Wyoming on Sunday afternoon. Arkansas finished off the back draw matches with one more doubles win and four more singles victories.
The Razorback women’s tennis team will be back on the courts next weekend as they travel to Nacogdoches, Texas for the SFA Classic. The tournament runs Friday through Saturday.
For more information regarding Razorback tennis or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Buff Invite (Day 3 Final Results)
Complete Doubles Results
Silver Doubles Final
Kate Lukomskaya/Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Carla Manzi-Tenorio/Kristina Schleich (CU) 8-5
Sunday Doubles Backdraw
Laurie Gingras/Catherine Parenteau (ARK) def. Ania Anuszkiewicz/Erin Sanders (CU) 8-3
Stephanie Roy/Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Simona Synkova/Christa Gecheva (WYO) 8-5; 3rd place of
Complete Singles Results
Black Singles Final
Sasi Nemcova (WYO) def. Laurie Gingras (ARK) 6-0, 6-3
Sunday Singles Backdraw
Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO) 6-2, 6-1
Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Erin Sanders (CU) 6-3, 6-3
Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Simona Synkova (WYO) 6-4, 6-4
Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Ania Anuszkiewicz (CU) 6-1, 6-0
Steffi Rath (DU) def. Catherine Parenteau (ARK) 6-2, 6-0
Download: singles_doubles backdraws_complete.pdf