This weekThe No. 42 Razorbacks host No. 69 Mississippi State on Friday at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, the Hogs will celebrate their two seniors, Blake Strode and Connor Smith during their match with No. 2 Ole Miss, beginning at 1 p.m. at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
Last time outArkansas split its east coast road trip, rolling over No. 17 South Carolina Friday by the score of 6-1. On Sunday, the Razorbacks ran into the No. 10 Gators who defeated the visitors soundly, 7-0.
How Cox sees it (South Carolina)“We really put it all together today. We played solid and I’m so proud of these guys for fighting and keeping their heads up. It was a complete team effort.”
Scouting Mississippi StateThe No. 69 Bulldogs (5-11, 1-7) will be looking to put an end to an eight-match losing streak when they come to Fayetteville on Friday. State last dropped its match with No. 13 Kentucky, 4-0 at home. The team has not won on the road since beat Auburn on March 13th. The Bulldogs are led by No. 88-ranked Ryan Farlow and the doubles duo of Chris Doerr and Tanner Stump.
Scouting Ole MissOle Miss is on a roll coming into Sunday’s match with a perfect 8-0 record in SEC play this season and an impressive 18-2 overall record. The No. 2 Rebs’ only losses of the season coming to Southern California and Baylor. Three of the Rebels, Jonas Berg (23), Devin Britton (29) and Kalle Norberg (37), enter the weekend ranked in the top 40 in the country in singles. The Rebels also boast the No. 2 doubles team in the country in Berg and SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Bram ten Berge. Before coming to Fayetteville, Ole Miss is in Baton Rouge, La. on Friday to play LSU.
Celebrating the SeniorsBefore the start of singles play during Sunday’s match with Ole Miss, the Razorbacks will recognize seniors Blake Strode and Connor Smith for their accomplishments at Arkansas and their individual contributions to the team.
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