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Tennis jumps eight spots; face Hurricanes Wednesday

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tennis jumps eight spots; face Hurricanes Wednesday

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jumping eight spots in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Tuesday, the 21st-ranked University of Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis is looking to extend their winning-streak Wednesday against the No. 8 Miami Hurricanes.

The Hogs (7-3, 3-1) are riding a three-match win streak, thus leading to their vault in the ITA rankings and will take on the Hurricanes (13-3) at 11 a.m.

“Tomorrow is a great match up and certainly an opportunity for us to continue to improve as a team,” said Razorback head coach Michael Hegarty. “Miami is a veteran group and we will be well tested by them.”m

After dropping their first Southeastern Conference match to Alabama, the Razorbacks have been running wild in the conference with wins against No. 50 Auburn, No. 13 Kentucky, and 27th-ranked Vanderbilt.

“We always want to be improving so anytime we move forward in the rankings there is some validation involved in that,” Hegarty said.

Senior Aurelija Miseviciute jumped into the top five in singles at No. 4, while sophomore Anouk Tigu moved 29 spots to No. 68 overall. Miseviciute is one win away from the 30 win mark this season, while Tigu’s record is 8-1 in dual matches.

In doubles, Nanar Airapetian and Anouk Tigu remain in the top 30 as the Hogs top doubles quad. Miami’s top 10 squad features former Florida Gator and 2008 SEC Freshman of the Year, Julia Cohen (6), Laura Vallverdu (24), Bianca Eichkorn (40), Michaela Kissell (50).

Be sure and watch live stats of tomorrow’s match on ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.



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