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Women’s tennis send seniors out with a bang

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s tennis send seniors out with a bang

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas Razorback senior class went out with a bang on Saturday, 4-3, over No. 22 LSU at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center.The SEC Western Division champion Razorbacks finish the regular season with a 13-6 overall record and 8-3 in SEC action. Arkansas will resume play on Friday during the second-round of the Southeastern Conference women’s tennis championships in Fayetteville.Heading into the tournament, the Hogs are riding a four match win-streak.Senior Day for Arkansas began in stellar fashion when 61st-ranked Aurelija Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder dropped Staten Spencer and Nicole Kantor, 8-4, to begin doubles. Megan Falcon and Mykala Hedberg, ranked No. 25, tied doubles after upsetting No. 20 Nanar Airapetian and Anouk Tigu, 9-7. The freshmen tandem of Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomskaya clinched the first point of the day, 8-5, over Hannah Robinson and Whitney Wolf to give the Hogs an early advantage.Arkansas defaulted on court 6 to push the match to all-square, 1-1, heading into singles play.The seniors continued to shine in their final match of the 2009 regular-season to begin singles action.Kaluder closed out her SEC record at 7-3 after dropping LSU’s Mykala Hedberg, 6-1, 6-0, putting the Hogs back in the lead. Second-ranked Miseviciute finished perfect in SEC action after dropping No. 11 Megan Falcon, 6-2, 6-1. Miseviciute finishes with a 10-0 record in conference singles action. On Court 5, Lukomskaya bucked down to clinch the match for Arkansas, 6-3, 6-4, over Robinson.For information and results on the SEC Championships please visit ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM. #14 Arkansas- 4#22 LSU- 3Singles1. #2 Aurelija Miseviciute (Ark) def. #11 Megan Falcon (LSU), 6-2, 6-1.2. Ela Kaluder (Ark) def. Mykala Hedberg (LSU), 6-1, 6-0.3. Nicole Kantor (LSU) def. Nanar Airapetian (Ark), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-5)4. Whitney Wolf (LSU) def. Emily Carbone (Ark), 7-6(5), 6-1.5. Kate Lukomskaya (Ark) def. Hannah Robinson (LSU), 6-3, 6-4.6. Staten Spencer vs. No Player (Default)Order of Finish: (6,2,1,5*,4,3)Doubles1. #25 Megan Falcon/Mykala Hedberg (LSU) def. #20 Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (Ark), 9-7.2. #61 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder (Ark) def. Staten Spencer/Nicole Kantor (LSU), 8-4.3. Emily Carbone/Kate Lukomskaya (Ark) def. Hannah Robinson/Whitney Wolf (LSU), 8-5.Order of Finish: (2,1,3*)



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