FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With the non-conference slate in the rear-view mirror, No. 27 Arkansas will open Southeastern Conference play Friday at 4 p.m. CT at Missouri in Columbia.
Fans can follow Friday’s match between the Razorbacks (4-5) and Tigers (11-3) through live scoring at Mizzou.Statbroadcast.com.
Arkansas is coming off a weekend split, highlighted by a 4-3 win against No. 15 Kansas last Friday. Of Missouri’s three losses, two came last weekend against Wichita State and Kansas State.
The Razorbacks are 7-3 all-time against Missouri, and defeated the Tigers 4-3 last season in Fayetteville.
Moving On Up
Behind a victory last Friday over No. 15 Kansas, Arkansas improved to No. 27 in the latest edition of the Oracle/ITA Division I Women’s Collegiate Tennis Rankings released Tuesday.
The Razorbacks’ No. 36 nationally ranked doubles duo of junior Ana Oparenovic and freshman Tatum Rice, closed out non-conference competition with an 8-0 record, good for second overall in the Southeastern Conference and first among duos competing at the No. 1 position. As a team, the Razorbacks have won the doubles point in six of seven matches this season.
In singles, sophomore Giulia Pairone boasts a 7-0 record, including a 2-0 mark at the top spot. Pairone’s 7-0 singles record is tied for seventh best in the conference.
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