SALT LAKE CITY — University of Arkansas senior Razorback Aurelija Miseviciute froze opponents in singles and doubles during main draw action at the ITA Central Region Championships Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The nation’s No. 1-ranked player in singles, Miseviciute, shutout Utah’s Lexi Provancha, 6-0, 6-0, leading her team to a 7-2 record overall.
“Today was an all-around solid day for the team,” said Razorback head coach Michael Hegarty. “We showed some toughness on a few courts and that is a good indicator for the rest of the week.”
That toughness began early in the day as No. 10 Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder found themselves down 6-2 against Kristina Doerr and Chie Hayasaka from Brigham Young in early doubles action. However, the senior duo stood firm in fighting back for a 9-7 victory to advance in doubles.
Also in doubles, Nanar Airapetian and Anouk Tigu teamed up to drop Lenore Lizaroiu and Florentina Hanisch of Wichita State, 8-5.
Arkansas finished the day in singles with a record of 5-1, with four of those wins coming in straight sets.
Kaluder, the No. 2 seed in tournament, moved past Colorado’s Melissa Esposito, 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Emily Carbone snatched her 10th singles win for the fall season with a, 6-3, 6-1, win over Wichita State’s Stephanie Dalmcio.
In some of the late matches on Thursday, Tigu shot past Oklahoma State’s Tkachenko Maryna, 6-1, 6-3, while Airapetian dropped Franziska Jendrian from Colorado, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Day three of the ITA Central Region Championships will begin on Friday at 8 a.m. with two rounds of singles and doubles to be played.
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-#10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Kristina Doerr/Chie Hayasaka (BYU), 9-7.
-Nanar Airapetian/Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Lenore Lazaroiu/Florentina Hanisch (WSU), 8-5.
-Alexandra Kichoutkin/Erofeeva (Tulsa) def. Emily Carbone/Kate Lukomskaya (UA), 8-5.
#1 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) def. Lexi Provancha (Utah), 6-0, 6-0.
Emily Carbone (UA) def. Stephanie Dalmacio (WSU), 6-3, 6-1.
Wiveca Swarting (Neb) def. Kate Lukomskaya (UA), 6-2, 6-2.
Nanar Airapetian (UA) def. Franziska Jendrian (CU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
Anouk Tigu (UA) def. Tkachenko Maryna (OSU), 6-1, 6-3.
#46 Ela Kaluder (UA) def. Melissa Esposito (CU), 6-1, 6-4.