Freshman Kelly Keller Ends the Fall Season on a Strong Note

The Arkansas women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall season at the 2019 Seminole All-Conference Showdown. The Hogs will open the new season at home vs Memphis Jan. 18, 2020 in the Billingsley Tennis Center.


Freshman Kelly Keller had a fantastic end to her first fall season. Keller won in her first match vs University of Central Florida’s Domenika Turkovic in a  6-3, 7-6(5) battle. The second day Keller defeated Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga of East Tennessee State, 6-3, 7-5. On the last day of the tournament, Keller faced freshman blue chip recruit Ali Despain from Clemson. Keller lost the first set 6-2 but bounced back to win the second set 7-5. After a hard fought battle Keller lost in the final set 6-3 snagging second in her flight. Thea Rice was another Hog who had a great weekend. Rice started off in a battle against Troy’s Chunxi Guo and came out victorious taking the match 7-5, 6-4. Rice fell in her second match, but dominated Tulane’s Laura Fabrizi 6-0, 6-3 taking third in her flight.


The Hogs will open the 2019-20 season against Memphis at the Billingsley Tennis Center.


Friday November 8th


Jennifer Hyde RR – Eland/Yayali(USF) Def. Rice(Ark)/Yazgan(USM) 6-4

Jennifer Hyde RR – Rice(Ark)/Yazgan(USM) Def. Grinberg/Rossi(UNF) 6-1

Jennifer Hyde RR – Grinberg/Rossi(UNF) Def. Slaughter/Olaya(Ark) 6-3

Jennifer Hyde RR – Eland/Yaylali(USF) Def. Olaya/Slaughter(Ark) 6-4

Lori Junker QF – Boy/Pellicer Perello(USF) Def. Keller/Rijkers(Ark) 6-3

Lori Junker Con. SF – Clark/Fabrizi(Tul) Def. Keller/Rijkers(Ark) 6-4


Buffy Baker QF – Petra Hule(FSU) Def. Laura Rijkers(Ark) 6-0 6-0

Kiersten Turk QF – Zoe Klapman(MTS) Def. Myrna Olaya(Ark) 5-7 7-5 10-3

Lisa Gregory QF – Thea Rice(Ark) Def. Chunxi Guo(Troy) 7-5 6-4

Lori Sowell QF – Kelly Keller(Ark) Def. Domenika Turkovic(UCF) 6-3 7-6(5)

Francessca Segarelli QF – Claire Slaughter(Ark) Def. Hanna Blinouskaya(MSU) 0-6 6-4 13-11

Saturday November 9th


Lori Junker Con. SF – Cancini/Hsieh(ISU) Def. Rijkers/Keller(Ark) 6-4

Jennifer Hyde RR – Rice(Ark)/Yazgan(USM) Def.  Slaughter/Olaya(Ark) 6-4


Lori Sowell QF – Kelly Keller(Ark) Def. Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga(ETSU) 6-3 7-5

Lisa Gregory SF – Sydney Riley(Clem) Def Thea Rice(Ark) 2-6 6-4 10-8

Buffy Baker Con. SF –Georgie Walker(Fur) Def. Laura Rijkers(Ark) 6-0 6-4

Francessca Segarelli SF – Cristina Zordani(Wis) Def Claire Slaughter(Ark) 6-1 6-0

Kiersten Turk Con. SF –Myrna Olaya(Ark) vs. Stella Carra(MSU) W.O.

Created Singles – Domenika Turkovic(UCF) Def. Myrna Olaya(Ark) 6-1 6-0

Sunday November 10th


Buffy Baker Con. 7/8 – Amelia Boy(USF) Def. Laura Rijkers(Ark) 6-4 5-7 10-8

Francessca Segarelli 3/4 – Cristin Hseih(ISU) vs. Claire Slaughter(Ark) W.O.

Lisa Gregory 3/4 – Thea Rice(Ark) Def. Laura Fabrizi(Tul) 6-3 6-0

Lori Sowell F – Ali Depsain(Clem) Def. Kelly Keller(Ark) 6-2 5-7 6-3

USF – univ. South Florida

USM – Univ. Southern Mississippi

UNF – Univ. North Florida

Tul – Tulane

FSU – Florida State Univ.

Clem – Clemson

MTSU – Middle Tennessee State Univ.

MSU – McNeese State Univ.

Wis – Univ. Wisconsin

ISU – Iowa State Univ.

UCF – Univ. Central Florida

Fur – Furman

ETSU – East Tennessee State Univ.

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