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No. 1 Miseviciute hits century mark with win

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 1 Miseviciute hits century mark with win

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior, Aurelija Miseviciute, reached the century mark with her 100th singles win on Thursday at the ITA National Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va.

“Not many kids get to 100 singles victories so this is a huge accomplishment, and I think she has plenty more left in her too.” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty.

Miseviciute, the No.1-seed and the No. 1 overall player in the nation, dropped No . 43 Kelcy Tefft from Notre Dame in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-4. With the win she becomes only the fifth women’s tennis player to reach the 100 singles win plateau at Arkansas, and takes sole possession of fifth place on the all-time wins list.

“It’s such an honor to play at Arkansas and even more exciting when we win individually and as a team,” said Miseviciute. “I am looking forward to getting more wins for the Hogs this year.”

The native of Lithuania advances to face No. 21 Katsiaryna Zheltova from Sacramento State on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

In doubles action, senior Nanar Airapetian and sophomore Anouk Tigu, exhibited outstanding play in a huge upset, 8-3, over No. 3 Amanda Granson and Melissa Mang of Duke.

Wow, to play such a clean set of matches today was extremely encouraging for our ladies,” Hegarty said. “We were focused and sharp and you’ve got to do that to have a chance here each day."

Airapetian and Tigu are set to face Southeastern Conference Western Division foes, No. 11 Megan Falcon and Mykala Heberg of LSU, at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Results following Friday’s women’s tennis action can be found on ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.



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