Arkansas Sweeps Billikens
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The Arkansas women’s tennis team opened its home slate with a 7-0 sweep over Saint Louis Sunday night.
The Hogs got off to a fast start, taking the doubles point in straight sets. Lauren Alter and Laura Rijkers earned a 6-0 victory at the No. 2 position, with Thea Rice and Jackie Carr clinching the point with a 6-2 win at the No. 3 position.
The momentum of doubles play carried into the singles matches, with Carr earning a 6-1, 6-0 victory and Rijkers earning a 6-3, 6-1 victory at the No. 4 position. Thea Rice earned her first collegiate clinch, defeating Alana Bourgeois 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 6 position.
The team played through the clinch, with Tatum Rice earning a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Ally McKenzie. Martina Zerulo put the team up 6-0 with a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(11-9) win at the No. 1 position, while Alter put the match away with a 7-6(5), 6-1 win.
Arkansas will return to the court next week, hosting Louisiana Monroe on Jan. 25. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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Arkansas 7, Saint Louis 0
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,3)
1. Tatum Rice/Martina Zerulo (ARK) vs. Cassie McKenzie/Ally McKenzie (SLU-W) 3-2, unfinished
2. Lauren Alter/Laura Rijkers (ARK) def. Alba Salinas/Ariana Rodriguez (SLU-W) 6-0
3. Thea Rice/Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Mariluz Rojo/Alana Bourgeois (SLU-W) 6-2
Singles Results – Order of Finish (5,4,6,2,1,3)
1. Martina Zerulo (ARK) def. Cassie McKenzie (SLU-W) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Ally McKenzie (SLU-W) 6-2, 6-4
3. Lauren Alter (ARK) def. Mariluz Rojo (SLU-W) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
4. Laura Rijkers (ARK) def. Ariana Rodriguez (SLU-W) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Alba Salinas (SLU-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Thea Rice (ARK) def. Alana Bourgeois (SLU-W) 6-1, 6-3