Hogs Sweep Doubleheader in Regular Season Finale
AUBURN, Ala.- The No. 44 Arkansas women’s tennis team defeated Auburn and Chattanooga Sunday night in its regular-season finale doubleheader.
The Hogs got on a roll early, taking the doubles point in straight sets. Martina Zerulo and Thea Rice earned a win at the No. 2 position, before Lauren Alter and Tatum Rice clinched the point with a 6-2 win.
No. 86 Tatum Rice put the Razorbacks up 2-0, earning a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the No. 2 position. No. 88 Zerulo put the team within one of the clinch with a 6-3, 6-0 win at the No. 1 position.
Junior Jackie Carr clinched the match at the No. 6 position, her third of the season. The final three matches were suspended due to the clinch.
Arkansas continued its winning ways at Chattanooga, once again clinching the double point in straight sets. The Mocs retired at the No. 6 position, giving the Hogs a 2-0 lead. Miruna Tudor put the Razorbacks within one, earning a 6-3, 6-2 win before Tatum Rice clinched the match at the No. 2 position.
Arkansas will return to the court next week at the SEC Tournament hosted by Texas A&M. The Hogs will face Missouri in the first round of the tournament.
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Match One | No. 44 Arkansas 4, Auburn 0
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,1)
1. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Madeline Meredith/Taylor Russo (AU) 6-2
2. Martina Zerulo/Thea Rice (ARK) def. Jaeda Daniel/Yu Chen (AU) 6-2
3. Alannah Griffin/Caroline Turner (AU) vs. Miruna Tudor/Jackie Carr (ARK) 4-3, unfinished
Singles Results – Order of Finish (2,1,6)
1. #88 Martina Zerulo (ARK) def. #113 Jaeda Daniel (AU) 6-3, 6-0
2. #86 Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Madeline Meredith (AU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Taylor Russo (AU) vs. Lauren Alter (ARK) 3-6, 6-3, 2-5, unfinished
4. Alannah Griffin (AU) vs. Miruna Tudor (ARK) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 0-1, unfinished
5. Yu Chen (AU) vs. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 3-6, 6-3, 3-0, unfinished
6. Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Caroline Turner (AU) 6-4, 6-2
Match Two | No. 44 Arkansas 4, Chattanooga 0
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,3)
1. Polina Goloputova/Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) vs. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) 4-3, unfinished
2. Thea Rice/Martina Zerulo (ARK) def. Delaney Edwards/Emma Van Hee (UTC) 6-3
3. Laura Rijkers/Miruna Tudor (ARK) def. Caroline Hall/Lilly Holmes (UTC) 6-2
Singles Results – Order of Finish (6,4,2)
1. Delaney Edwards (UTC) vs. #88 Martina Zerulo (ARK) 3-6, 1-4, unfinished
2. #86 Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Polina Goloputova (UTC) 7-5, 6-1
3. Bogdana Zaporozhets (UTC) vs. Lauren Alter (ARK) 7-6 (9-7), unfinished
4. Miruna Tudor (ARK) def. Caroline Hall (UTC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Emma Van Hee (UTC) vs. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
6. Thea Rice (ARK) def. Lilly Holmes (UTC) 4-0, retired