Kaluder leads the way on day two at KSU

MANHATTAN, KansasArkansas junior Ela Kaluder swept through her matches at the Kansas State Invitational.

Kaluder defeated Tulsa’s Carla Zabaleta in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in her only singles match of the day. Kaluder and her partner Audrey Bordeleau won a pair of doubles matches. The duo opened the day with an 8-2 win over Kndsay Grimes and Carla Zabaleta of Tulsa then came back to defeat Erika Josbena and Amanda Pratzel of Missouri, 8-1.

Kaluder’s three wins at the No. 1 spot highlighted the day for Arkansas. The Lady’Backs took two of three doubles matches over Missouri. Mayori Franco and Nanar Airapetian defeated Raquel Ragner and Katelyn McKenzie, 8-5. Arkansas lost at No. 3 as Melissa Hoffmeister and Carly Dixon fell to the Mizzou pair of Kaitlin Dunham and Chrissy Svetlic, 8-2.

Airapetian and Hoffmeister each won singles matches with Tulsa. Airapetian defeated Marta Marcinkowska, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 5. Hoffmeister won in a bonus match over Nora Kuruc, 6-2, 6-2. Dixon also picked up a singles win in bonus play over Julie Westfall of Tulsa, 6-4, 6-1.

Mayori Franco lost a tough three-setter at No. 2 singles to Tulsa’s Kindsay Grimes, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3. Franco teamed with Airapetian but came up short against the Tulsa team of Santie Delport and Marta Marcinkowska, 8-3. Tulsa also got the win at third doubles 8-5 as Julie Westfall and Agostina Santoro defeated Rachel Wilhelm and Stacia Corziscaia.

Wilhelm lost at fourth singles to Thalia Diaz-Barriga of Tulsa, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Corzirscaia fell to Santoro, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6.

Arkansas vs. Missouri

Ela Kaluder/Audrey Bordeleau (ARK) def. Erika Josbena/Amanda Pratzel (MU), 8-1

Mayori Franco/Nanar Airapetian (ARK) def. Raquel Wagner/Katelyn McKenzie (MU), 8-5

Kaitlin Dunham/Chrissy Svetlic (MU) def. Melissa Hoffmeister/Carly Dixon (ARK), 8-2

Arkansas vs. Tulsa


(83)Ela Kaluder (ARK) def. Carla Zabaleta (TU), 6-3, 6-2

Kindsay Grimes (TU) def. Mayori Franco (ARK), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Santie Delport (TU) def. Audrey Bordeleau (ARK), 6-1, 7-5

Thalia Diaz-Barriga (TU) def. Rachel Wilhelm (ARK), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Nanar Airapetian (ARK) def. Marta Marcinkowska (TU), 6-3, 6-3

Agostina Santoro (TU) def. Stanislava Cozirscaia (ARK), 6-2, 6-2

Melissa Hoffmeister (ARK) def. Nora Kuruc (TU), 6-2, 6-3

Carly Dixon (ARK) def. Julie Westfall (TU), 6-4, 6-1


Ela Kaluder/Audrey Bordeleau (ARK) def. Kindsay Grimes/Carla Zabaleta (TU), 8-2

Santie Delport/Marta Marcinkowska (TU) def. Mayori Franco/Nanar Airapetian (ARK), 8-3

Julie Westfall/Agostina Santoro (TU) def. Rachel Wilhelm/Stanislava Cozirscaia (ARK), 8-5

Thalia Diaz-Barriga/Nora Kuruc (TU) def. Melissa Hoffmeister/Carly Dixon (ARK), 8-4