Hogan falls in Finals

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After a weekend of great play and exciting upsets, Matt Hogan couldn’t get past his last hurdle at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championships on Monday, falling to No.6-ranked Arnau Brugues of Tulsa, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship final match.“Matt had a great tournament, even though it didn’t turn out the way we hoped,” Arkansas head coach Robert Cox said. “This was a breakthrough for Matt in many ways because we all new, the coaches and players, that he had the talent, we’ve seen it in practice. The difference is that because of his play this weekend, he’s proved to others all over the region that he’s a force to be reckoned with on the court.”

Cox also believes that no matter how hard Hogan played, he just ran into a player who plays on another level.

“I have to give all the credit to Arnau for the way he played. He is a class act each and every time we face him, and in all our years of matching up with him, we rarely come out on top,” Cox said. “Brugues is one of those top players that is consistently great and deserves to recognition for all he does on the court.”

After having this week off, the Razorbacks will travel to Las Vegas for the UNLV Fall Classic Oct.30-Nov.2. For updated scores and complete coverage of the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s tennis team, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

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