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Three Lady’Backs reach singles finals at W&M

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Three Lady’Backs reach singles finals at W&M

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Aurelija Miseviciute led three Lady Razorbacks to singles finals as the Arkansas women’s tennis team completed its second day at the William and Mary Tennis Invitational.

“This was a really strong day,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. “Three Razorbacks playing for the six titles – that’s just fantastic. It is going to be a big challenge, but we are getting quality early season matches.”

Miseviciute takes on Marshall’s Kellie Schmitt, the tournament’s fourth seed, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

Miseviciute, Audrey Bordeleau and Melissa Hoffmeister each made it to their flight singles finals.

It will be a double final day for Miseviciute as she and doubles partner Ela Kaluder advanced to the Flight A finals as well.

A straight set win by Miseviciute, 6-2, 6-1, over Penn’s Ekaterina Kosminskaya, move her into the Flight A championship match.

Bordeleau defeated Maryland’s Karin Lundmark in a thrilling three-set match. Bordeleau dropped the first set, 6-4, but rallied in the second, 6-3, to force the third. Lundmark and Bordeleau went toe-to-toe in the final set, but Bordeleau pulled out the win 7-5.

Bordeleau takes on Virginia’s Maggie Yahner for the Flight D title.

Hoffmeister beat Cathy Nimitz of Virginia, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the Flight E final where she will play Richmond’s Emese Kardhordo.

Kaluder lost her singles match to the top-seed of the tournament, Tatsiana Uvarova, 6-0, 6-1. Maryori Franco lost her semifinal match in Flight B to Duke’s Reka Zsilinszka, 6-2, 6-2.

Nanar Airapetian won her consolation game in Flight C over William & Mary’s Oleana Leonchuk.

In doubles, Kaluder and Miseviciute started the day with an 8-5 win over Duke’s Mang and Zsilinszka. Airapetian and Franco hoped to make it an all-Arkansas title match, but ran into Penn’s Kosminskaya/Koulbitskaya. The Arkansas duo kept pace and pushed the Penn players before falling 9-8 in the super. Airapetian and Franco now face Mang and Zslinszka for the consolation Flight A title.



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