A solid outing – The Lady Razorback Tennis team looked rock solid in their opening fall tournament in 2005. Overall, the Lady’Backs went 21-6 in singles and 8-6 in doubles at the William and Mary Classic and the Lady Rebel Invitational.
A look ahead – Arkansas spends no downtime this week as they prepare for another tournament this weekend. The Lady’Backs head to Columbia, Missouri this weekend for a regional tournament at the University of Missouri. Arkansas has not faced the Lady Tigers in a dual match since the 1981-82 season, but the Missouri Collegiate Classic should be another test for the young team.
Undefeated – Freshmen Ela Kaluder and Aurelija Miseviciute both remain undefeated in singles in their young Lady’Back careers. Both first year players went 4-0 over the weekend at the William and Mary Classic, squaring off against some of the toughest competition in the country.
Miseviciute downs three ranked players – Freshman Aurelija Miseviciute has already begun to turn heads in the collegiate tennis world. The Klaipeda, Lithuania native Miseviciute earned Flight A champion status by winning amongst a tough field that included six ranked players in her flight alone. She faced three of those ranked players, beginning with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Penn’s No. 112 Yulia Revelis in second round and continuing with a win against Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 22 Marianna Yuferova in the semifinals. In the A Flight championship match against No. 108 Jenna Long of North Carolina, Miseviciute gained the upper hand with a first set tiebreaker win, 7-6(5). Long rallied in the second to win, 6-2, but Miseviciute prevailed in the third to win the match and the flight, 6-3.
Franco avenges loss to Tomatis – In perhaps the biggest singles win on day one at the Lady Rebel Invitational, sophomore Maryori Franco won big in a thrilling three set match over Ole Miss’ Virginia Tomatis, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. The win proves important in that Franco lost to Tomatis in the two team’s dual match on April 3. Franco rallied back to force a third set, but lost in the super tiebreaker, 2-6, 6-1, 0-1(8).