NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The No. 38 Arkansas women’s tennis team fell, 6-1, to No. 12 Vanderbilt at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss the Razorbacks fall to 12-9 overall and 2-5 in conference play, while Vandy improves to 11-5 on the season and 6-1 in SEC competition.
The Commodores took the doubles point with wins on courts two and three. No. 30 Ashleigh Antal and Astra Sharma defeated Mia Jurasic and Makenzie Craft 8-5 at No. 2. On court three, Marie Casares and Frances Altick downed Flavia Araujo and Sasha Shkorupeieva 8-4.
In singles action, Marie Casares picked up a 6-1, 6-2 win over Jurasic on court six. Following Casares’s win, No. 9 Sydney Campbell gave the home team a 3-0 lead in the match when she defeated No. 117 Yulia Lysa, 6-2, 6-4.
Astra Sharma clinched the Commodore win on court two when she downed Makenzie Craft 6-1, 6-2. No. 96 Frances Altick won on court four (6-4, 6-1) over Sasha Shkorupeieva, putting Vandy ahead 5-0 in the match.
Flavia Araujo took the first set in her match at No. 5, but her opponent Ashleigh Antal responded and took the second set 6-2. Forced into a 10-point match tiebreaker, Antal took the tiebreak in a 1-0(3) victory.
No. 84 Courtney Colton came out strong taking her first set 6-2 at No. 3. After tying the second set 3-3, Shannon Hudson won three games in a row to take the set 6-3. In the tiebreaker, Hudson continued her solid play and went on to take the match 1-0(5).
Arkansas will return to action on Tuesday, March 24, as they travel to Oklahoma to face Tulsa at the Case Tennis Center. The match is slated for a 4 p.m. CT start, with live stats being provided via TulsaHurricane.com.
No. 12 Vanderbilt 6, No. 38 Arkansas 1
1) No. 15 Sydney Campbell/Courtney Colton (VU) led Yulia Lysa/Shannon Hudson (ARK); 6-5
2) No. 30 Ashleigh Antal/Astra Sharma (VU) def. Mia Jurasic/Makenzie Craft (ARK); 8-5
3) Marie Casares/Frances Altick (VU) def. Flavia Araujo/Sasha Shkorupeieva (ARK); 8-4
Order of Finish; 2, 3*
1) No. 9 Sydney Campbell (VU) def. Yulia Lysa (ARK); 6-2, 6-4
2) No. 77 Astra Sharma (VU) def. Makenzie Craft (ARK); 6-1, 6-2
3) Shannon Hudson (ARK) def. No. 84 Courtney Colton (VU); 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(5)
4) No. 96 Frances Altick (VU) def. Sasha Shkorupeieva (ARK); 6-4, 6-1
5) Ashleigh Antal (VU) def. Flavia Araujo (ARK); 5-7, 6-2, 1-0(3)
6) No. 72 Marie Casares (VU) def. Mia Jurasic (ARK); 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish; 6, 1, 2*, 4, 5, 3
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