No. 63 Razorbacks Continue Homestand Against No. 46 Kansas, No. 48 Northwestern

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 63 Arkansas women’s tennis team continues its homestand with another pair of matches at Billingsley Tennis Center this weekend. The Razorbacks (5-3) face the No. 46 Kansas Jayhawks (2-4) on Friday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. CT and the No. 48 Northwestern Wildcats (7-3) on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m. CT.

Last weekend, the Hogs swept their doubleheader against Tulsa and Missouri State. In the first match versus Tulsa, Arkansas claimed the doubles point with wins from Lenka Stara/Grace O’Donnell and Morgan Cross/Anet Koskel. The Razorbacks carried their momentum over into singles play as the trio of Koskel, Cross, and No. 88 Carolina Gomez Alonso all secured victories en route to a 4-1 win.

The Hogs took the doubles point again versus Missouri State as Kelly Keller/Gomez Alonso and Cross/Koskel earned victories to take the early 1-0 advantage. Cross currently leads the team with seven doubles wins. No. 88 Gomez Alonso obtained her second singles win of the day while Stara and Kacie Harvey grabbed victories on courts two and four, giving Arkansas the 4-0 victory.

No. 46 Kansas is coming off a 1-2 weekend in Santa Barbara, falling to UC Santa Barbara and Texas Tech and sweeping Arizona. The Jayhawks are led in singles wins by freshman Kyoka Kubo, who is 6-0 at the No. 4 position this spring. The lineup is headed by sophomore Gracie Mulville and junior Maria Titova, who have both played on court one and two this year. Kubo and senior Jocelyn Massey hold a 4-1 doubles record at the No. 2 position while Mulville and sophomore Heike Janse Van Vuuren lead the lineup with a 2-3 record on court one.

The No. 48 Wildcats have started their season 7-3 and most recently won three matches last weekend against Marshall, Brown, and Northern Illinois. Northwestern will play Kansas in Fayetteville on Saturday before its match versus the Razorbacks the following day. Junior Sydney Pratt holds an 8-0 singles record to start the spring while No. 108 junior Justine Leong and senior Maria Shusharina head the Wildcat lineup. Northwestern has one ranked doubles pair in No. 53 Leong and graduate Christina Hand while Leong has also played alongside graduate Elisa Van Meeteren and freshman Neena Feldman at the No. 1 position all season.

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