FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team will host its sixth consecutive home match when it takes on SMU at 1 p.m., CT at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday.
Admission is free and open to the public. The match will take place on the indoor courts at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center, located at 1503 Nettleship Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Free pizza will be available to fans as supplies lasts
LAST TIME OUT:
Winning 16 singles matches in straight sets, the University of Arkansas men’s tennis team swept a quad with Jackson State at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday.
Claiming the first Arkansas win of the day was junior Santiago Munoz who defeated Styllanon Gkontsaris 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 spot. Next, junior Giammarco Micolani bettered Carlos Martinez 6-0, 6-1 and sophomore Johan den Toom beat Camilo Patino 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Juan Marino clinched the match for the Razorbacks, netting a 6-0, 6-2 win over Hernan Gerla in the No. 6 position.
Junior William Albanese got things going for Arkansas in the second match, beating Richie Agarwal 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 4 spot. Playing in the No. 5 position, David Herrerias netted a 6-2, 6-2 win against Vishu Prasad. Closing out the match for the Razorbacks, senior Jovan Parlic defeated Miguel Gomez Martin 6-3, 6-0 and freshman Branch Terrell bettered Federico Mendletta 6-1, 6-1.
In the third match played, Munoz again collected the first Razorback win, netting a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Prasad. Next, den Toom beat Agarwal 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 3 position and Micolani bageled Miguel Marreiros 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. Playing No. 6, Marino took Mendletta 6-2, 6-2.
Again playing in the No. 2 position, Parlic took on Martinez to win 6-1, 6-4. Then, Herrerias defeated Gkontsaris 6-2, 6-3 and Albanese netted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Patino. Claiming the final Arkansas win of the day was Terrell who bettered Ryan Swanier 6-0, 6-1.
A LOOK AT SMU (9-1):
SMU men’s tennis beat both Nebraska and Ouachita Baptist on Saturday at the Ann and Brad Family Pavilion at the SMU Tennis Complex. The Mustangs got out to a quick start against Nebraska, taking the doubles point with wins on courts 1 and 2. SMU took singles wins in the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 positions to defeat the Cornhuskers 5-2. The Mustangs had a brief break before playing three-time defending Great American Conference champion Ouachita Baptist in the evening. The two sides only played singles, with SMU sweeping all six matches en route to a 6-0 victory.
Follow Saturday’s action HERE.
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