This weekThe No. 52 Razorbacks will find out Tuesday if they are invited to the NCAA Regionals. Individual bids will be announced Wednesday.
Last time outArkansas fell, 4-2, to No. 12 Kentucky in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Auburn, Ala.
How Cox sees it (Kentucky, SEC Rd. 1)“You have to give Kentucky credit for how well they played. We played well too, but we came up a bit short.”
Nott, Strode lead RazorbacksSophomore Chris Nott and senior Blake Strode each notched 22 singles wins during the 2009 regular season. Nott led the 2008 squad with 25 wins. Matt Hogan improved his singles record from a year ago, posting six more victories than in 2008, going 18-17 overall record. Dmitry Lebedev posted 18 wins, tying his career high victories for a single season.
Doubles a strength at SECsAfter struggling throughout the regular season, the Hogs doubles teams came to life against the Wildcats in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Matt Hogan and partner Dmitry Lebedev won their match at No. 2 doubles to clinch the doubles point for Arkansas. The duo finishes the spring with 4-1 record. Taylor King and Matt Walters also scored a victory for the Hogs in doubles, winning on Court 3.
Winning dual record for doublesEven as the Hogs struggled on the doubles court, the team finished 33-32 in doubles dual play in 2009, Arkansas’ first doubles winning record in dual play since 2001.
Strode runner-up for Walter Byers Postgraduate ScholarshipSenior Blake Strode, one of three male finalists for the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship, was named runner-up for the honor. The male recipient of this year’s scholarship is Craig Sheedy a member of the Arizona swimming and diving team.
The Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarships were established in 1988 and are named in honor of former NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. The awards encourage academic achievement of student-athletes.