Hogs Suffer 6-1 Loss to No. 48 Crimson Tide

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 68 Arkansas men’s tennis team came up short to No. 48 Alabama on Friday night, 6-1. The Crimson Tide (11-14, 3-9) took the doubles point early on over the Razorbacks (12-13, 0-12) and carried their momentum throughout the rest of the match.

In doubles play, Alabama took the early 1-0 lead in the match as they won on courts two and three to claim the doubles point. Juniors Jakob Mosvold and Foster Rogers fell to Ferreira/Sarouk, 6-3, in the No. 3 spot and juniors Stefanos Savva and Alan Sau Franco were defeated by Aguiard/Foster, 6-3, on court two.

In singles play, the Crimson Tide won the first two points, pushing their lead to 3-0. On court five, Foster defeated Adrien Burdet, 7-6 (4), 6-0, and No. 75 Planinsek took down Savva, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, in the No. 2 spot. The lone point of the match for the Hogs came from Benedikt Emesz, as he beat Sarouk, 7-6 (5), 6-2, on court six. With the win, Emesz improves to 6-5 overall this dual season.

Alabama rallied to win the final three courts as Ponce De Leon came back to win the final two sets over Sau Franco in the No. 3 spot to clinch the match. Arkansas’ Melvin Manuel fell to No. 113 Aguiard and Planelles Ripoll dropped a third-set tiebreak to Jones, giving the Crimson Tide the 6-1 match victory.

The Razorbacks are back at home on Sunday, April 16 for their final home match of the season as they host No. 8 Tennessee at Billingsley Tennis Center.

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