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Razorbacks sweep doubles look to do same in singles

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks sweep doubles look to do same in singles

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second consecutive-day, the University of Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis team provided an all-around grand performance in route to winning two doubles flights Saturday at the Razorback Classic.

Arkansas garnered titles in doubles from two proven Razorbacks, seniors Aurelija Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder, as well as two new freshmen, Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya.

“Doubles has been a big strength for our team in the past, and we’re further along this year in doubles than a year ago which is very encouraging,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty.

Miseviciute and Kaluder, ranked No. 10 nationally, captured Flight A against Oklahoma’s Ana Maria Constantinescu and Kristina Radan, 8-2. The freshmen duo earned the Flight B crown, 8-3, over Tara Eckel and Peta Maree Lancaster, 8-3.

In singles action the story was no different. The Razorbacks will have a player competing for each flight championship on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Dills Indoor Tennis Center.

“Playing at home has it advantages, and since we have so many big tournaments coming up here this season it’s a great start,” Hegarty said.

Miseviciute displayed why she is No. 1 nationally in Flight A of singles, routing No. 82 Alexandra Kichoutkin in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Anouk Tigu made easy work of Marie-Pier Huet of Oklahoma, 6-1, 6-1, advancing to the finals of Flight B to face fellow teammate Carbone. Carbone won arguably the day’s tightest match, 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-2, against Tulsa’s Rebecca Row. Lukomskaya got the job done in singles as well as she took down Lancaster, 7-5, 6-1, punching her ticket for the finals in Flight C.

In Sunday’s singles flight finals Miseviciute faces No. 93 Constantinescu and Lukomskaya battles Tulsa’s Jin Zeng.

The final round of the Razorback Classic will consist of singles action only.

For results and information regarding the classic, visit ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM

Razorback Class Day 2 Results

Singles

Flight A Quarterfinals

-#1 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) def. #82 Alex Kichoutkin (TU), 6-2, 6-2.

-#93Ana Maria Constantinescu def. #46 Ela Kaluder (UA), 6-2, 6-3.

Flight B Quarterfinals

-Emily Carbone (UA) def. Rebecca Row (TU), 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-2.

-Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Marie-Pier Huet (OU), 6-1, 6-1.

Flight C Quarterfinals

-Kate Lukomskaya (UA) def. Peta Maree Lancaster (OU), 7-5, 6-1.

-Jie Zheng (TU) def. Tara Eckel (OU), 6-0, 6-1.

Flight D Round Robin

-Anastasia Erofeeva (TU) def. Brittany Baldy (OU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

-Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Kristin Gray (OU), 6-3, 6-1.

Flight A Backdraw

-Antea Huljev (KSU) def. Thalia Diaz-Barriga (TU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

-Maria Kalashnikova (OU) def. Mariya Slupska (KSU), 6-4, 6-4.

Flight B Backdraw

– Kristina Radan (OU) def. Andrea Straznicka (KSU), 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4.

-Marta Marcinkowska (TU) def. Vanessa Cottin (KSU), 6-4, 6-1.

Flight C Backdraw

-Ewa Szatkowska (TU) def. Petra Chuda (KSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Flight D Round Robin

-Natasha Vieira (KSU) def. Kristin Gray (OU), 6-3, 6-1.

-Anastasia Erofeeva (TU) def. Brittany Baldy (OU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles

Flight A Semifinals

-#10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Ana Maria Constantinescu/Kristina Radan (OU), 8-2.

Flight B Semifinals

-Emily Carbone/Kate Lukomskaya (UA) def. Peta Maree Lancaster/Tara Eckel (OU), 8-3.

Flight A Backdraw

-Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Thalia Diaz-Barriga/Marta Marcinkowska (TU), 8-3.

-Antea Huljev/Petra Chuda (KSU) def. Rebecca Row/Ewa Szatkowska (TU), 8-6.

Flight B Backdraw

– Alexandra Kichoutkin/Anastasia Erofeeva (TU) def. Natasha Vieira/Andrea Straznicka (KSU), 8-2.

– Caroline Beaulieu/Jie Zheng (TU) def. Brittany Baldy/Kristin Gray (OU), 8-2.

Marie-Pier Huet/Maria Kalashnikova (OU) def. Mariya Slupska/Vanessa Cottin (KSU), 8-6.



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