Hogs Set Back By Rebels

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas senior No. 27 Yuliya Lysa tallied her eighth singles win over a ranked opponent, but Ole Miss edged out the Razorbacks 4-2 Thursday at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.

The Rebels won the doubles point and picked up three singles wins en route to the team victory.

Arkansas’ 47th-ranked tandem of Lysa and junior Shannon Hudson blanked Ole Miss’ 26th-ranked duo of Arianne Hartono and Mai El Kamash 6-0 at the No. 1 doubles position. But the Rebels responded with victories at the No. 3 and 2 spots to earn the opening point.

Hudson was first off the court in singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 to tie the contest at 1-1.

Ole Miss then picked up wins at the No. 4 and 2 spots before Lysa defeated No. 22 Hartono for her fourth-straight win over a ranked opponent and fourth victory over a top-25 opponent this season.

Lysa’s Top-25 Wins

DateOpponent (School)PositionScore
March 20No. 21 Andie Dikosavljevic (No. 15 Auburn)16-2, 6-1
March 25No. 19 Joana Vale Costa (at No. 15 LSU)17-5, 6-4
April 10No. 19 Sydney Campbell (No. 5 Vanderbilt)11-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
April 14No. 22 Arianne Hartono (Ole Miss)16-1, 7-5

The Rebels clinched the overall match at No. 6 thanks to a 6-2, 6-3 win from Marija Milutinovic.

“Credit to Ole Miss, head coach Michael Hegarty said. “It was another hard-fought match today. We just needed to extend things a little longer. I’m sure we will bounce back well Saturday.”

Up Next
Arkansas returns to action Saturday to host No. 24 Mississippi State on Senior Day. First serve is slated for 1 p.m.

Quick Hits
The Razorbacks moved to 16-11 overall and 5-7 in Southeastern Conference play.
• The Rebels improved to 12-9 overall and 3-9 in league action.
• The duo of Lysa and Hudson notched their second-straight win over a top-25 doubles pair.
• Lysa upped her record to 13-4 overall and a team-best 9-3 in SEC play.
• Each of Lysa’s nine conference victories have come at the No. 1 singles position.
• Lysa improved to 8-3 against ranked opponents in singles.
• Lysa has won nine of her last 10 singles matches.

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