CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore Claudine Paulson etched her second win in as many days on the second day of play at the Virginia Winter Invite at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. In only her second singles match of the spring season, Paulson actually fell in the first set to Rashmi Teltumbde of Virginia, 3-6, but was able to take the last two sets, 7-5, 6-2 for the win.
The victory by Paulson would be the only Razorback victory in the day’s matches as the Hogs had a much tougher day on the courts on day two. All the matches on Sunday were played against players from the No. 24 ranked University of Virginia.
“We battled well today and certainly discovered some areas for development,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “The third day of any three day tournament is the most important so we plan on coming out strong tomorrow.”
In the three doubles matches, two of the three Hog teams had to face highly ranked doubles teams from Virginia. The Razorbacks probably got their best performance from the team of juniors Stephanie Roy and Emily Carbone, who faced the No. 10 team of Emily Fraser and Hana Tomljanovic. The two Hogs did put their best foot forward, but unfortunately couldn’t pull out the win and fell 8-5.
The women’s tennis team will still have one more day to finish the weekend on a high note as they will conclude the Virginia Winter Invite against No. 40 Utah on Monday. Doubles play will begin at 8 am CST and singles will follow soon after. For complete coverage of the Razorback women’s tennis team throughout the spring, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Virginia Winter Invite Day Two ResultsComplete Doubles ResultsFlight AErin Vierra/Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVA) def. No. 35 Kate Lukomskaya/Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) 8-5Flight BNo. 16 Maria Fuccillo/Rashmi Teltumbde (UVA) def. Jade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) 8-2Flight CNo. 10 Hana Tomljanovic/Emily Fraser (UVA) def. Stephanie Roy/Emily Carbone (ARK) 8-5Complete Singles Results 1. No. 88 Emily Fraser (UVA) def. Stephanie Roy (ARK) 6-2, 6-2 2. No. 29 Erin Vierra (UVA) def. Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) 6-4, 6-2 3. No. 56 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVA) def. Emily Carbone (ARK) 6-2, 6-3 4. No. 111 Maria Fuccillo (UVA) def. Valentina Starkova (ARK) 6-0, 7-5 5. Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (UVA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 6. Caryssa Peretz (UVA) def. Jade Frampton (ARK) 6-1, 6-0 7. Marjorie Baker (UVA) def. Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) 6-4, 7-5