PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Highlighted by the play of Ana Oparenovic and Mia Jurasic, Arkansas women’s tennis turned in an impressive performance on day one of flighted competition in Providence, Rhode Island against host Brown.
The afternoon began with a dominant performance in doubles play which secured three Razorback wins.
Oparenovic and Jurasic teamed up and took down Brown’s Alyza Benotto and Ammu Mandalap, 6-2, while the duos of Makenzie Craft/Flavia Araujo and Oleksandra Shkorupeieva/Myrna Olaya notched victories as well. Peyton Jennings and Nicole Breaux battled with Maddie Stearns and Mariska Chamdani but were held off 7-6.
Oparenovic and Jurasic continued their success on the singles court, claiming two of Arkansas’ five wins. Peyton Jennings, Nicole Breaux and Shkorupeieva each followed suit with victories of their own.
“Today was a very solid start for us with a particularly sharp performance in doubles,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. “Being a tiebreaker away from sweeping doubles shows that we are making solid progress, and we will look to take a step forward tomorrow.”
Hegarty’s squad returns to the courts tomorrow to take on Boston College at 1 p.m. CT.
Arkansas vs. Brown
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Flight 1 – Makenzie Craft/Flavia Araujo (Arkansas) def. Hannah Camhi/Katie Ta (Brown), 6-4
Flight 2 – Ana Oparenovic/Mia Jurasic (Arkansas) def. Alyza Benotto/Ammu Mandalap (Brown), 6-2
Flight 3 – Maddie Stearns/Mariska Chamdani (Brown) def. Peyton Jennings/Nicole Breaux (Arkansas), 7-6
Flight 4 – Oleksandra Shkorupeieva/Myrna Olaya (Arkansas) def. Olivia Hsu/Nandu Mandalap (Brown), 6-2
Flight 1 – Ana Oparenovic (Arkansas) def. Dayna Lord (Brown), 6-3, retired
Flight 2 – Alyza Benotto (Brown) def. Makenzie Craft (Arkansas), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Flight 3 – Mia Jurasic (Arkansas) def. Hannah Camhi (Brown), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Flight 4 – Katie Ta (Brown) def. Flavia Araujo (Arkansas), 6-1, 6-4
Flight 5 – Peyton Jennings (Arkansas) def. Maddie Stearns (Brown), 6-1, 6-3
Flight 6 – Nicole Breaux (Arkansas) def. Ammu Mandalap (Brown), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Flight 7 – Olivia Hsu (Brown) def. Myrna Olaya (Arkansas) 6-3, 6-4
Flight 8 – Oleksandra Shkorupeieva (Arkansas) def. Nandu Mandalap (Brown), 6-1, 3-0 retired
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