After finishing conference action with an 8-3 mark, the Hogs sealed a No. 2 overall seed for this week’s SEC Championships in Fayetteville. With the high seed, Arkansas will receive a first-round bye and will face the winner of Thursday’s 12:30 p.m. match against 10th-seed LSU and seventh seeded Ole Miss. Arkansas’ first match will be on Friday at 12:30 p.m. against the winner.
Writing the Record Books:
With Saturday’s, 4-3, win over No. 22 LSU, the 14th-ranked Razorback women’s tennis team claimed their eighth regular season conference victory of the season. With the win, the Razorbacks achieved the most ever SEC wins during the regular season in program history. Arkansas had achieved seven wins two other times, including the 2008 season, but never made it over the lucky number mark until this year.
Perfection for Miseviciute:
Second-ranked Aurelija Miseviciute capped off an outstanding senior season on Saturday, 6-2, 6-1, over No. 11 Megan Falcon. Miseviciute improved her record to a perfect 10-0 in singles against SEC opponents with the victory. During conference action, Miseviciute was a combined 20-1 in singles and doubles. For the 2008-2009 season she holds a record of 35-3, including a 24-2 mark against nationally ranked opponents.
Freshmen stepping up:
Overshadowed most of the season by an awesome senior class, the Razorback freshman tandem of Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya has slowly started to pile up wins. The pair is riding a four-match win streak heading into the SEC Championships, and won seven of their nine SEC matches on the season.
SEC Championships in Fayetteville:
The Razorbacks will host the Southeastern Conference Women’s Tennis Championships this week for the first time since 1994. With newly built outdoor courts and seating, the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center provides fans with a high-rise look down on the tennis action. The event runs from Thursday through Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. the first two days. Admission is free to the public and with great weather in the forecast it looks to be an outstanding weekend of tennis.