Hogs Sweep Mustangs
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The Arkansas men’s tennis team earned its third sweep of the season, defeating SMU at home Friday night.
The Hogs got off to a quick start, taking the doubles point in straight sets. The team went up 2-0 as Josh Howard-Tripp earned a 6-2, 6-2 victory, and Alex Reco put the team within one at the No. 3 position.
Josh Howard-Tripp made quick work in the second position over Jan-Simon Vrbsky, 6-2, 6-2 as the Hogs took a 2-0 lead. Alex Reco would give the Razorbacks a 3-0 lead as he topped Roberto Rosales 6-3, 6-4.
Oscar Mesquida clinched the match at the No. 1 position, while Jose Dominguez Alonso put the team at 5-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. The final two matches went to the tiebreaker set, as Enrique Paya defeated Tomas Vaise and Maxim Verboven earned a comeback win over Michael Smith in the five spot.
Arkansas will return to the court Sunday afternoon, hosting No. 6 Texas at 1 p.m.
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Arkansas 7, SMU 0
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (3,2)
1. Enrique Paya/Maxim Verboven (AR) vs. Jan-Simon Vrbsky/Tomas Vaise (SMU) 6-6, unfinished
2. Oscar Mesquida/Alex Reco (AR) def. Carles Sarrio/Roberto Rosales (SMU) 7-5
3. Jose Alonso/Pedro Alonso (AR) def. Blaise Fagan/Avery Pennywell (SMU) 6-4
Singles Results – Order of Finish (2,3,1,6,4,5)
1. Oscar Mesquida (AR) def. Carles Sarrio (SMU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Josh Howard-Tripp (AR) def. Jan-Simon Vrbsky (SMU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Alex Reco (AR) def. Roberto Rosales (SMU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Enrique Paya (AR) def. Tomas Vaise (SMU) 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 1-0 (10-7)
5. Maxim Verboven (AR) def. Michael Smith (SMU) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Jose Alonso (AR) def. Andrew Buhelos (SMU) 6-3, 6-2