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Tough loss gives Miseviciute valuable experience

Tough loss gives Miseviciute valuable experience

LOS ANGELES – Seniors from the University of Arkansas were knocked out of the Riviera/ITA All-American Women’s Championships on Friday.

Senior Razorback Aurelija Miseviciute, ranked No.1 in singles, was unfortunate in losing consecutive tiebreaking sets against No. 20 Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State, 7-6(4), 7-6(4). Although Miseviciute dropped her first singles match of the fall in heartbreaking fashion during Friday’s second-round, there is still a positive outlook.

“While it is disappointing to exit the All-American (Championships) today, Aurelija takes valuable experience home,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “She will be much better because of the matches she has played here this week.”

In the consolation draw of doubles, Miseviciute and teammate Ela Kaluder fell to the No. 18 Baylor duo of Lenka Broosova and Csilla Borsanyi, 8-5. The Arkansas pair, ranked No. 10 nationally in doubles, is still sitting on 60 career wins, one shy of becoming the all-time leader for doubles wins in Razorback women’s tennis history.

Arkansas’ next fall event on the schedule will be the Rebel Classic in Oxford, Miss. on Oct 10-12. For stats and news regarding Razorback women’s tennis point your cursor to ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.

#20 Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. #1 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) 7-6(4), 7-6(4).

#18 Lenka Broosova/Csilla Borsanyi (BU) def. #10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder, 8-5.

Sports Category : Tennis (W)