ATHENS, Ga. — Playing in his first event as a member of Arkansas’ tennis team, sophomore Nathan Price went 1-1 over the weekend at the 2001 Southern Collegiate Championship hosted by the University of Georgia.
Price reached the second round of the single-elimination tournament with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 win over Gavriel Strangberg of Central Florida before being eliminated by Virginia Tech’s Andres Lavlund, 6-4, 6-1.
Price, a sophomore from Tulsa, transferred to Arkansas after staring at Texas A&M last year as a freshman. He was 15-2 in singles for the Aggies and 5-0 in doubles. In singles, he was 12-1 in dual matches with a 2-0 mark at No. 4, a 3-0 record at No. 5 and a 7-1 record at No. 6. He was also 3-0 in Big 12 matches.
The addition of Price and freshmen Oscar Ohlsson and Talley Parker to head coach Robert Cox’s lineup, along with the return of four 20-match winners, helps offset the loss of All-American Oskar Johansson from last year’s team. The 2001 Razorbacks finished 16-10, reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No. 25 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.