Hogs Defeat Rebels
OXFORD, Miss.- The Arkansas women’s tennis team earned its second SEC win of the season, defeating Ole Miss 5-2 Friday night.
The Hogs opened the match strong, taking the doubles point in the third set. Martina Zerulo and Thea Rice recorded a 6-1 win at the No. 2 position before the Rebels tied doubles play with a 6-2 defeat of Jackie Carr and Laura Rijkers. Arkansas clinched the doubles point at the No. 1 position, with Lauren Alter and Tatum Rice earning a 7-5 victory.
Ole Miss went up 2-1 early in singles play as No. 79 Tatum Rice fell 6-3, 6-1 and Rijkers fell 6-4, 6-1. The Razorbacks evened the match with Miruna Tudor’s 6-4, 6-4 win, pulling ahead of the Rebels with a 6-4, 7-5 defeat of Alexa Bortles from Alter.
No. 115 Martina Zerulo’s 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 win at the No. 1 position clinched the match for Arkansas, with Carr’s 7-5, 6-2 win over Allie Sanford putting the match away.
The Razorbacks will return to the court Sunday to close out March play, facing Mississippi State on the road. First serve in Starkville, Miss., is set for 1 p.m.
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Arkansas 5, Ole Miss 2
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,3,1)
1. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Alexa Bortles/Sabina Machalova (OM) 7-5
2. Martina Zerulo/Thea Rice (ARK) def. Tea Jandric/Anna Vrbenska (OM) 6-1
3. Cameron Kriscunas/Tereza Janatova (OM) def. Laura Rijkers/Jackie Carr (ARK) 6-2
Singles Results – Order of Finish (3,2,5,4,1,6)
1. #115 Martina Zerulo (ARK) def. Sabina Machalova (OM) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
2. Tea Jandric (OM) def. #79 Tatum Rice (ARK) 6-3, 6-1
3. Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 6-4, 6-1
4. Lauren Alter (ARK) def. Alexa Bortles (OM) 6-4, 7-5
5. Miruna Tudor (ARK) def. Tereza Janatova (OM) 6-4, 6-4
6. Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Allie Sanford (OM) 7-5, 6-2