FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis team will begin their march in the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday against No. 26 Ole Miss in the quarterfinals.
The Razorbacks (13-6, 8-3) earned the second-seed in the tournament and will face the Rebels (13-8) at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville.
Arkansas defeated the Rebels in Oxford two weeks ago, 5-2, in their regular season match-up. By claiming eight SEC wins for the season, the Hogs set a school record for the most conference wins in a season.
SEC Player of the Year, Aurelija Miseviciute, for Arkansas is currently ranked No. 2 overall by the ITA, while sophomore Anouk Tigu brings in a ranking of No. 74 with a 25-5 overall record for the 2008-2009 season.
In doubles, 22nd-ranked Tigu and Nanar Airapetian will headline the Razorback lineup, followed by No. 54 Ela Kaluder and Miseviciute. Kaluder and Miseviciute hold the program record for all-time doubles victories.
Over the week, Miseviciute pulled in four amazing SEC honors including, Player of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year, All-SEC First Team, and a member of the Community Service team. Kaluder and Tigu pulled in All-SEC Second Team honors for the Razorbacks.
Seeded eighth in the tournament, Ole Miss advanced to the second-round of the tournament on Thursday after dropping the No. 9 seed LSU, 4-1.
The Rebels sport All-SEC First Team and All-Freshman Team member, Kristi Box, at No. 33 in the nation in singles. Karen Nijssen rounds out the Rebels ranked in singles, at No. 69, earning All-SEC Second Team on the season.
Live stats will be available for Friday’s match by visiting ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.