Arkansas Falls to Top-Ranked Bulldogs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The No. 40 Arkansas women’s tennis team fell 4-0 to No. 1 Georgia Friday afternoon in the first of three matches to close out home play.

The Hogs played close in doubles, nearly taking the point in the third set. Tatum Rice and Lauren Alter earned a 6-1 victory at the No. 1 position before Georgia split doubles play with a 6-3 victory at the No. 3 position. After a back-and-forth set at the No. 2 position, the Bulldogs took the point with a 7-6(3) win.

Georgia quickly went up 2-0 as Thea Rice fell 6-1, 6-0, coming within one of the clinch with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Rijkers. The Bulldogs put the match away as Alter fell 6-3, 6-4.

The final three matches were suspended due to the clinch.

Arkansas will return to the court Sunday afternoon to host No. 17 Tennessee and Oral Roberts. First serve against the Lady Vols is set for 12 p.m. while the match against Oral Roberts will begin at 5 p.m. following the conclusion of senior day activities.

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No. 1 Georgia 4, No. 40 Arkansas 0
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (1,3,2)
1. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Katarina Jokic/Lourdes Carle (UGA) 6-1
2. #55 Elena Christofi/Vivian Wolff (UGA) def. Martina Zerulo/Thea Rice (ARK) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Meg Kowalski/Marta Gonzalez (UGA) def. Laura Rijkers/Jackie Carr (ARK) 6-3

Singles Results – Order of Finish (6,4,3)
1. #104 Martina Zerulo (ARK) vs. #1 Katarina Jokic (UGA) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0, unfinished
2. #84 Tatum Rice (ARK) vs. #24 Marta Gonzalez (UGA) 4-6, 6-3, unfinished
3. #89 Lourdes Carle (UGA) def. Lauren Alter (ARK) 6-3, 6-4
4. #46 Vivian Wolff (UGA) def. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 6-0, 6-3
5. Jackie Carr (ARK) vs. Elena Christofi (UGA) 0-6, 6-6, unfinished
6. #101 Meg Kowalski (UGA) def. Thea Rice (ARK) 6-1, 6-0