Coming up for the 23rd-ranked Razorback women’s tennis team is a weekend home series against two SEC Eastern Division opponents. Arkansas faces No. 40 South Carolina (10-7, 3-3) on Friday, then No. 14 Florida (10-6, 4-2) on Sunday to close out the weekend set. The Gamecocks are on a three match win-streak, while the Gators are winners in four of there last five matches.
Over the Weekend:
Arkansas moved to 4-2 in SEC action after splitting a home and road series over the weekend. The Razorbacks (9-5, 4-2) upended 13th-ranked Tennessee, 4-3, on Friday at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center before falling at No. 2 Georgia, 6-1. Arkansas’ winning-streak in SEC play reached a peak of four matches with the win over Tennessee.
Fourth-ranked Aurelija Miseviciute continues her campaign for yet another All-American honor as she is a perfect 12-0 in singles and doubles combined against SEC opponents. Miseviciute defeated No. 48 Caitlin Whoriskey of Tennessee, and Georgia’s No. 52 Yvette Hyndman during the weekend. She is now 20-2 against nationally ranked opponents for the 2008-2009 season. In doubles, she and teammate Ela Kaluder dropped to ranked opponents as well. On Friday, the tandem defeated No. 32 Natalie Pluskota and Whoriskey, before dropping No. 30 Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsea Gullickson of Georgia on Sunday.
A Look At The Opponents:
#40 South Carolina Gamecocks
4/3 12 p.m.
Head Coach: Arlo Elkins (26th year)
2009 Duall Record: 10-7, 3-2
Current ITA Ranking: 40th
Top Ranked Singles Player: #34 Gira Schofield
Top Ranked Doubles Players: #75 Natasa Vuckovic/Ana Zubori
#14 Florida Gators 4/5 12 p.m.
Head Coach: Roland Thornqvist (8th year)
2009 Duall Record: 13-2, 3-1
Current ITA Ranking: 14th
Top Ranked Singles Player: #4 Marrit Boonstra
Top Ranked Doubles Players: NR