ORLANDO, Fla. — The Razorback women’s tennis team concluded the first day of play at the UCF Invitational on Friday, notching seven wins out of ten total through both doubles and singles play. Freshman Jade Frampton continued her winning streak in singles play after defeating Jamie Mera of Missouri, 6-3, 6-3. She now has won five straight matches dating back to the beginning of the Sooner Classic two weeks ago.
The day began in doubles play as the team faced UCF in three doubles matches, winning two of three. Frampton and sophomore Valentina Starkova nearly made it a clean doubles sweep, falling just short of Alexis Rodriguez and Genevieve Lorbergs in a tiebreak, 9-8 (2).
In singles, the Hogs had to face a different team in the Missouri Tigers, but still were able to come out on top in five of the seven matches. The 76th-ranked junior Kate Lukomskaya led the way with a three set victory over Kaitlyn Ritchie, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Junior Emily Carbone won her fifth match of the fall and her fourth in a row after dropping Mallory Weber in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
The Razorbacks finished out the day with two more singles wins coming from sophomore Kelsey Sundaram, who won 6-0, 6-1, over Rachel Stuhlmann and junior Stephanie Roy, who defeated Annemijn Koenen in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
The four teams involved in the tournament will flip opponents in both doubles and singles for the second day of competition. The Razorbacks will face Purdue in doubles and UCF in singles. Play is set to begin at 9 a.m. CST on the UCF campus.
For continuing coverage throughout the weekend of the Razorbacks play in the UCF Invitational, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.Day one of UCF InvitationalComplete Doubles ResultsKate Lukomskaya/Kelsesy Sundaram (ARK) def. Jenny Frisell/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-6Alexis Rodriguez/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Jade Frampton/Valentina Starkova (ARK) 9-8 (2)Emily Carbone/Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Josephone Haraldson/Taylor Dubins (UCF) 9-7Complete Singles ResultsNo. 76 Kate Lukomskaya (ARK) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie (MIZZ) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3Emily Carbone (ARK) def. Mallory Weber (MIZZ) 6-2, 6-3Maria Christensen (MIZZ) def. Valentina Starkova (ARK) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4Jade Frampton (ARK) def. Jamie Mera (MIZZ) 6-3, 6-3Kelsey Sundaram (ARK) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MIZZ) 6-0, 6-1Stephanie Roy (ARK) def. Annemijn Koenen (MIZZ) 6-1, 6-1Mahde Besovic (MIZZ) def. Alex Siegel (ARK) 6-0, 6-1