Men’s Tennis Fall to Vanderbilt in First Round at SEC Tournament

AUBURN, Ala. – The Arkansas men’s tennis team’s time at the SEC Tennis Tournament came to an end on Wednesday. The Razorbacks took one singles point in a 4-1 loss to 12-seeded Vanderbilt, falling in the opening round of the tournament.

The Hogs took a quick lead in doubles but were unable to capitalize off a win on court two to secure the doubles point. Adrien Burdet and Alan Sau Franco played together for the first time since the fall, grabbing a 6-1 win over Vanderbilt’s Nathan Cox and Michael Ross. The Commodores took two consecutive victories on courts one and three to earn the early lead heading into singles play.

Freshman Benedikt Emesz was first on the board in singles play, earning the Razorbacks’ only point of the match. Emesz defeated Commodore Macsen Sisam 6-3, 6-0 on court six to put the Hogs on the board. Emesz has won his last four matches to improve to 7-7 overall this dual season.

The Commodores secured the match win with three straight singles victories on courts three, four and five. Arkansas’s Stefanos Savva was up 5-2 in a third-set tiebreaker over Nathan Cox before the match was clinched.

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