ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team finished up day three of the UCF Invitational on Sunday by facing Purdue in singles and Missouri in doubles, winning six matches on the day. Junior Stephanie Roy highlighted the day as she scored the win over 82nd-ranked Jennifer Rabot in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The Hogs now prep for the ITA Central Regional Championships that will take place in Fayetteville, Ark. in two weeks.
“Overall, today was an excellent finish to the tournament,” said assistant coach Audrey Bordeleau. Stephanie (Roy) got a good ranked win in addition to numerous other strong physical performances. Day three of a tournament like this tells you the most about your squad, so we will take a lot from this experience.”
In doubles, the team of freshman Jade Frampton and sophomore Valentina Starkova won their second match in as many days as they defeated a team from Missouri, 8-4. With the win, the two put their record together at 3-1 this fall. Junior Emily Carbone and Roy also earned their second doubles win of the weekend and pushed their fall doubles record to 4-2.
Along with Roy in singles, sophomore Kelsey Sundaram and Starkova won each of their singles matches in straight sets, while Carbone earned a tough three-set victory over Anna Dushkina, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2, her second of the weekend. Carbone now has six singles victories this fall and has won five of her last six.
The team’s next tournament on the schedule comes at the ITA Central Regional Tournament. This tournament will be hosted by the University of Arkansas and all matches will be played at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday, October 21 and will run through Monday, October 25. UCF Invitational Day ThreeComplete Doubles ResultsN/A (MIZZ) def. Kate Lukomskaya/Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) 8-3Jade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. N/A (MIZZ) 8-4Emily Carbone/Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. N/A (MIZZ) 8-3Complete Singles ResultsStephanie Roy (ARK) def. No. 82 Jennifer Rabot (PUR) 6-2, 6-2Mara Schmidt (PUR) def. Jade Frampton (ARK) 7-6, 7-5Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) def. Bhavani Tirumurti (PUR) 6-3, 6-4Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Anna Dushkina (PUR) 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-2Imogen Golder (PUR) def. No. 76 Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) 6-4, 4-1 (def.)Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. Gisella Pere (PUR) 6-4, 6-4Day TwoComplete Doubles ResultsKate Lukomskaya/Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) def. Jennifer Rabot/Mara Schmidt (PUR) 8-5Jade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. Anna Dushkina/Gisella Pere (PUR) 8-6Bhavani Tirumurti/Imogen Golder (PUR) def. Emily Carbone/Stephanie Roy (ARK) 8-5Complete Singles ResultsKelsey Sundaram (ARK) def. No. 106 Jenny Frisell (UCF) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Emily Carbone (ARK) 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4No. 76 Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-2, 7-6(4)Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Jade Frampton (ARK) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-3, 6-2Valentina Starkova (ARK) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 6-4, 6-1Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Alex Siegel (ARK) 6-1, 6-1