Razorbacks Fall in Regular Season Finale, 4-0
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 68 Arkansas men’s tennis team dropped their final match of the regular season on Sunday afternoon to No. 8 Tennessee, 4-0. The Volunteers (20-6, 10-2) won the doubles point and three straight singles matches to secure the victory over the Hogs (12-14, 0-13). Both teams now look ahead to the SEC Tournament starting on Wednesday at Auburn.
The doubles lineup for Tennessee featured two top-50 ranked pairs, as No. 3 Harper/Monday took the win on court one over No. 67 Adrien Burdet/Melvin Manuel, 6-1. No. 42 Hudd/Mitsui followed with another 6-1 defeat over Stefanos Savva/Alan Sau Franco in the No. 2 spot.
The Volunteers carried their momentum into singles play and grabbed their first singles point on court two, as No. 27 Hudd took down Arkansas’ Manuel, 6-2, 6-1. In the No. 3 spot, Bicknell bested Sau Franco, 6-4, 6-1. On court one, Savva rallied late in set two, but couldn’t overcome a hot start from No. 2 Monday winning in straight-sets, 6-3, 6-4.
The Razorbacks will begin postseason play in the SEC Tournament on Wednesday, April 19 as they face the No. 12 seed Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. CT.
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