Arkansas Tennis Cruises to 2-0

The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team made quick work of the first match of their Sunday doubleheader against Wichita State University, defeating the Shockers 7-0 in under two hours at the Dills Indoor Tennis Center. The Lady Razorbacks set the tone of the dual match by running away with all three doubles matches. Freshmen team Yawna Allen and Audrey Bordeleau were first off the court as they cruised to their second dual victory as a pair, 8-3. Karina Ledaja and Maryori Franco were right behind them with an 8-1 downing of Wichita State’s Genevieve Spink and Alejandra Ripoll. Senior team Whitney Morton and Iliana Pacheco sealed the doubles sweep with an 8-1 victory on court two. “We took another good step this morning,” said head coach Michael Hegarty. “Our discipline was solid, and we will be looking for another level this afternoon.” The Lady’Backs charged again in singles, losing only eight games combined in all six matches. Leading the way on the singles court was Ledaja, who only spent 40 minutes on the court in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Wichita State’s Alejandra Ripoll. “My serve was really on today,” Ledaja said. “It seemed like my offense really set the tone for the match, along with my focus and aggression.” With the win, Ledaja improves to a team-leading 14-5 in the 2004-05 season. Bordeleau also sparked the Arkansas offense in her first dual singles match. The freshman blanked Anna Martorell on court six. Sealing the win for the Lady’Backs on court two was Jovanovic with a win over Anna Exeni in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. With the win, the junior transfer improves to 11-4 all-time at Arkansas. Arkansas concludes its two-day, three-match stint with a 2:00 p.m. against Saint Louis University. Admission is free, for more information, please visit Match ResultsWichita State University vs University of ArkansasJan 30, 2005 at Fayetteville, ArkansasUniversity of Arkansas 7, Wichita State University 0Singles competition: 1. Maryori Franco (UA) def. Wendi Webster (WSU) 6-2, 6-02. Vlatka Jovanovic (UA) def. Ana Ines Exeni (WSU) 6-1, 6-13. Iliana Pacheco (UA) def. Genevieve Spink (WSU) 6-0, 6-24. Karina Ledaja (UA) def. Alejandra Ripoll (WSU) 6-0, 6-15. Yawna Allen (UA) def. Jackie Richey (WSU) 6-6, 1-06. Audrey Bordeleau (UA) def. Anna Martorell (WSU) 6-0, 6-0Doubles competition: 1. Maryori Franco/Karina Ledaja (UA) def. Ana Ines Exeni/Wendi Webster (WSU) 8-12. Whitney Morton/Iliana Pacheco (UA) def. Genevieve Spink/Alejandra Ripoll (WSU) 8-13. Yawna Allen/Audrey Bordeleau (UA) def. Jackie Richey/Anna Martorell (WSU) 8-3Notes:University of Arkansas 2-0Wichita State University 0-2T-2.5 A-30