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@RazorbackMTEN Returns Home For Two Dual Matches

BY ANDRES FOCIL
@RazorbackMTEN Returns Home For Two Dual Matches
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team (11-12, 1-6) returns home this weekend, facing No. 15 Florida on Friday and South Carolina on Sunday.
 
The Razorbacks are coming off an 0-2 performance last weekend, dropping 4-2 decisions to both Ole Miss and Mississippi State during their SEC road trip.
 
Senior Manfred Jeske enters Friday’s action after a perfect weekend, going 2-0 in singles action as well as 2-0 with doubles partner Mike Nott. The No. 37 senior doubles pair combined to defeat two previously higher ranked pairs, current No. 75 Kallberg/Lindmark of Ole Miss and No. 63 Angus/Stropp of Mississippi State. Jeske’s powerhouse weekend continued, taking down Ole Miss’ No. 102 Lindmark and No. 114 Stropp of Mississippi State at the No. 2 singles position.
 
No. 71 ranked senior doubles pair of Hall Fess and Pete Thomason went 2-0 on the weekend as well, notching their 15th and 16th victory of the spring last weekend and move to 5-2 start in SEC play, a career high for both teammates. They lead Razorback doubles pairs in victories at the No. 2 position.
 
No. 15 Florida enters the weekend at 9-6 on the season and 4-2 in SEC play, with the Gators on a two-match win streak.
 
South Carolina stands at 2-4 in conference play but 10-9 across the spring, coming to the Billingsley Tennis Center holding a dismal 1-6 road record
 
The Razorbacks will take on the No. 15 Florida Gators at 3 p.m. on Friday and the South Carolina Gamecocks Sunday at 1 p.m. Live stats links for both can be found here as well as by following @RazorbackMTEN on Twitter.
 
Probable Lineups:
Arkansas
Doubles:
1. No. 37 Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott
2. No. 71 Hall Fess/Pete Thomason
3. Jacob Herndon/Johan den Toom
 
Singles:
1. Mike Nott
2. Manfred Jeske
3. Hall Fess
4. Jovan Parlic
5. Johan den Toom
6. Christian Lee
 
No. 15 Florida:
Doubles:
1. Watson/Diep
2. Hidalgo/Alford
3. Lipman/Orkin
 
Singles:
1. No. 78 Watson
2. No. 108 Diep
3. Lipman
4. No. 81 Newman
5. Hidalgo
6. Alford
 
South Carolina
Doubles:
1. No. 88 Cox/Mihov
2. Adams/Koch
3. Pinheiro/Swank
 
Singles:
1. Andrew Adams
2. No. 88 Tsvetan Mihov
3. Chip Cox
4. Thiago Pinheiro
5. Kyle Koch
6. Andrew Schafer


Sports Category : Tennis (M)