Tennis Hogs Fall to No. 10 Florida, 5-2
BY ANDRES FOCIL
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In their first match outdoors of the spring, the No. 37-ranked University of Arkansas tennis squad fell to No. 10-ranked Florida, 5-2, at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla., on Wednesday. The Razorbacks fall to 9-3 on the season and 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play.
The Hogs fell behind early, 1-0, when the Gators took two of the three doubles matches. Arkansas’ Oggie Kolev and Aleksey Bubis claimed the one victory for the Razorbacks at No. 3 beating UF’s Ross Greenstein and Troy Hahn. UA’s Oskar Johansson and Henrik Tofft fell to Nathan Overholser and Jeremy Wurtzman at No. 1, 8-4, while Magnus Kullenberg and Eduardo Pacheco lost 8-6 to Olivier Levant and Matt Behrmann.
UA’s Aleksey Bubis tied the score at 1-1 with a win at No. 5 over Ross Greenstein, 6-3, 6-1. The Gators then retook the lead 3-1 claiming wins at No. 2 and No. 3. At No.2, Henrik Tofft lost to No. 77-ranked Jeremy Wurtzman and Magnus Kullenberg fell to No. 46-ranked Olivier Levant.
Oggie Kolev narrowed the gap to 3-2 with his 6-1, 2-6, 6-2, win over Troy Hahn at No. 4, but the Gators went on to win the match when UF’s Matt Behrmann defeated Eduardo Pacheco at No. 6, 6-4, 7-6 (2).
No. 1 Oskar Johansson battled No. 21 Nathan Overholser at No. 1 and eventually lost in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
The Razorbacks return home on Monday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. to play No. 17 Oklahoma State. Admission is free.
#10 Florida 5, # 37 Arkansas 2
February 28, 2001
Nathan Overholser (UF) def. Oskar Johansson (UA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Jeremy Wurtzman (UF) def. Henrik Tofft (UA) 7-5, 6-2
Olivier Levant (UF) def. Magnus Kullenberg (UA) 6-2, 6-3
Oggie Kolev (UA) def. Troy Hahn (UF) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
Aleksey Bubis (UA) def. Ross Greenstein (UF) 6-3, 6-1
Matt Behrmann (UF) def. Eduardo Kullenberg (UA) 6-4, 7-6 (2)
Overholser/ Wurtzman (UF) def. Johansson/Tofft (UA) 8-4
Levant/Behrmann (UF) def. Kullenberg/ Kullenberg (UA) 8-6
Kolev/Bubis (UA) def. Greenstein/ Hahn (UF) 8-5
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