Razorbacks Fall to Wildcats in SEC Tournament

COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The No. 45 Arkansas women’s tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 27 Kentucky Thursday afternoon in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

The Razorbacks opened the match strong, clinching the doubles point for the sixth-straight match. Lauren Alter and Tatum Rice defeated No. 13 Justina Mikulskyte and Akvile Parazinskaite before the Wildcats evened doubles play with a 6-4 victory over Martina Zerulo and Thea Rice. Miruna Tudor and Jackie Carr clinched the point at the No. 3 position for the second-straight match.

Kentucky took the lead quickly, as Alter was defeated 7-6(4), 6-2 and Tatum Rice fell at the No. 2 position. The team got within one of the clinch with a 6-3, 6-3 win at the No. 5 position, before winning the match with a victory over Tudor. The final two matches were suspended due to the clinch.

The Hogs will learn their postseason fate at 5:30 p.m. on April 29, with the individuals and doubles selection announcement to be made the following day.

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No. 44 Arkansas 4, Missouri 1
Doubles Results – Order of Finish (1,2,3)
1. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) def. Justina Mikulskyte/Akvile Parazinskaite (UKW) 6-2
2. Lesedi Jacobs/Diana Tkachenko (UKW) def. Martina Zerulo/Thea Rice (ARK) 6-4
3. Miruna Tudor/Jackie Carr (ARK) def. Brianna Tulloch/Alexis Merrill (UKW) 7-5

Singles Results – Order of Finish (3,2,5,4)
1. Justina Mikulskyte (UKW) vs. Martina Zerulo (ARK) 3-6, 6-1, 1-2, unfinished
2. Lesedi Jacobs (UKW) def. Tatum Rice (ARK) 6-4, 6-3
3. Tiphanie Fiquet (UKW) def. Lauren Alter (ARK) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
4. Akvile Parazinskaite (UKW) def. Miruna Tudor (ARK) 6-3, 7-5
5. Diana Tkachenko (UKW) def. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 6-3, 6-3
6. Anastasia Tkachenko (UKW) vs. Jackie Carr (ARK) 3-6, 2-5, unfinished