Arkansas claims all five flights at Razorback Classic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Aurelija Miseviciute led a pack of four University of Arkansas Razorback women’s tennis athletes to win straight-set titles at the Razorback Classic on Sunday.

“It’s really nice to get to start my final season here at home and to do so well,” said Miseviciute. “Our coaches prepared us very well these past two weeks, and it really paid off this weekend.”

Misevicute, ranked No.1 overall in singles, defeated No. 93 Ana-Maria Constantinescu of Oklahoma, 6-1, 6-1, in Flight A. Sophomore Anouk Tigu and freshman Emily Carbone were named co-champions of the Flight B for advancing to face each other in the finals. On Sunday, Tigu took care of Tulsa’s Rebecca Row, 6-4, 6-1, while Carbone rocketed past Marie-Pier Huet of Oklahoma, 6-0, 6-1. In Flight C, freshman Kate Lukomskaya claimed Arkansas’ fifth title of the tournament over Tulsa’s Jie Zeng, 7-5, 6-3.

“Our freshmen did a really great job in their first tournament, and for us to start the season this way is very encouraging,” Miseviciute said.

In the Flight A consolation match, senior No. 46 Ela Kaluder dropped #82 Alexandra Kichoutkin of Tulsa, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, for the Razorbacks final win of the tournament.

The Razorbacks finished the weekend with an incredible 18-2 overall record overall, which includes winning all five flights of the tournament.

"This is the first time we have ever won every flight in a fall tournament since I have been here," said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. "It’s outstanding to achieve a feat like that and is definately a great sign for the future of this season."

Arkansas will hit the road next week in preparation for the William & Mary Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, Va, Sept. 19-21.

For results and team statistics visit ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM