KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team (12-15, 2-9) fell to No. 20 Tennessee in the final road match of the SEC regular season, 4-0.
Arkansas was unable to win a set in doubles competition, with Jacob Herndon and Jovan Parlic leading 7-3 before action was suspended on court three. Tennessee took matches on courts one and two to clinch the doubles point.
The Razorbacks opened singles play trailing the Bulldogs 1-0 and wouldn’t score another point. The Bulldogs won the first set on five of six courts, with freshman Johan den Toom claiming the sole victory for Arkansas on court 5, 7-6 (7-2). UT ultimately claimed victories at the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles positions to claim a 4-0 victory over Arkansas.
Arkansas will return to action on Saturday, hosting LSU at the Billingsley Tennis Center in the Razorbacks’ regular-season home finale. Saturday will also serve as Senior Day, where the Razorbacks will honor the five seniors who will graduate in May 2014: Hall Fess, Manfred Jeske, Christian Lee, Mike Nott and Pete Thomason.
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Tennis Match Results Arkansas vs Tennessee Apr 06, 2014 at Knoxville, Tenn. (Barksdale Stadium)
#20 Tennessee 4, Arkansas 0
Singles competition 1. #20 Hunter Reese (UT) vs. Mike Nott (ARK) 6-3, 4-4, unfinished 2. #38 Mikelis Libietis (UT) def. Manfred Jeske (ARK) 6-3, 6-3 3. Brandon Fickey (UT) def. Hall Fess (ARK) 6-4, 6-4 4. Jarryd Chaplin (UT) def. Jovan Parlic (ARK) 6-2, 6-1 5. Andrew Dromsky (UT) vs. Johan den Toom (ARK) 6-7 (2-7), 5-4, unfinished 6. Bartosz Sawicki (UT) vs. Santiago Munoz (ARK) 6-4, 5-6, unfinished
Doubles competition 1. #1 Mikelis Libietis/Hunter Reese (UT) def. #37 Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott (ARK) 8-5 2. Jarryd Chaplin/Andrew Dromsky (UT) def. #71 Hall Fess/Pete Thomason (ARK) 8-4 3. Colton Norton/Bartosz Sawicki (UT) vs. Jacob Herndon/Jovan Parlic (ARK) 3-7, unfinished
Match Notes: Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,3,2)