Razorbacks Defeat Cal Poly at ITA Kickoff, 4-1

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Arkansas men’s tennis team end the ITA Kickoff Weekend with a 4-1 win over Cal Poly on Sunday. The Razorbacks improve to 6-1 overall as they return home and prepare for a pair of weekend matches.

The Razorbacks jumped out to an early lead, claiming a 1-0 advantage with the doubles point. On court two, the duo of No. 60 Adrien Burdet and Alan Sau Franco took a 6-3 win over Cal Poly’s Berry/Smith, but the Mustangs fired back with a win on court one. The doubles point came down to court three with Razorbacks’ Jakob Mosvold and Gerard Planelles Ripoll outlasting their opponents 6-3 for the win and the point.

In singles play, every court was in a battle with Arkansas looking to get three wins for the match victory. Junior Alan Sau Franco struck first, defeating Cal Poly’s Bastiaan Westrate 6-4, 6-1 to give the Hogs their first singles point. On court two, Melvin Manuel took a first set tiebreaker 7-6 (4) winning his match 6-2. The Mustangs put their first point on the board with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win on court one, but Foster Rogers clinched the match for the Razorbacks defeating his opponent 7-6, 6-4.

The Razorbacks are back home at Billingsley Tennis Center this week, hosting East Tennessee State on Friday, Feb. 3 and Illinois State for a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 5.

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