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.
1. No. 37 Manfred Jeske/Mike Nott
2. No. 71 Hall Fess/Pete Thomason
3. Jacob Herndon/Johan den Toom
1. Mike Nott
2. Manfred Jeske
3. Hall Fess
4. Jovan Parlic
5. Johan den Toom
6. Christian Lee
No. 15 Florida:
1. No. 78 Watson
2. No. 108 Diep
4. No. 81 Newman
1. No. 88 Cox/Mihov
1. Andrew Adams
2. No. 88 Tsvetan Mihov
3. Chip Cox
4. Thiago Pinheiro
5. Kyle Koch
6. Andrew Schafer