Razorbacks Slip in Weekend Finale

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 44 Arkansas women’s tennis team was shutout by No. 9 South Carolina, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Dills Indoor Courts.

The Razorbacks (7-8, 0-4) dropped the doubles point to the Gamecocks (9-2, 4-0) with losses on courts two and three, while Lauren Alter & Tatum Rice were tied at 5-5 in a 40-40 set on the first court when South Carolina clinched the point. Martina Zerulo & Thea Rice and Miruna Tudor & Jackie Carr both suffered 6-4 decisions on courts two & three, respectively.

Laura Rijkers fell in the first singles finish of the day 6-3, 6-2 on court three. Lauren Alter battled to a 6-4 score in the first set, then dropped a 6-2 set two on the fifth court, while Jackie Carr lost on court four 6-3, 0-6 to give the Gamecocks the victory.

Three matches were left unfinished by Martina Zerulo (court one), Tatum Rice (court two) and Miruna Tudor (court six).

The Razorbacks will be back in action on Friday, March 15, against Missouri at 3 p.m. at the George Billingsley Tennis Center.

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No. 9 South Carolina 4, No. 44 Arkansas 0

Doubles Results – Order of Finish (2,3)

  1. Lauren Alter/Tatum Rice (ARK) vs. No. 7 Mia Horvit/Ingrid Martins (SC) 5-5 (unfinished)
  2. Paige Cline/Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Martina Zerulo/Thea Rice (ARK) 6-4
  3. Kennedy Wicker/Megan Davies (SC) def. Miruna Tudor/Jackie Carr (ARK0 6-4

Singles Results – Order of Finish (3,5,4)

  1. Martina Zerulo (ARK) vs. No. 9 Ingrid Martins (SC) 5-7, 0-3 (unfinished)
  2. Tatum Rice (ARK) vs. No. 49 Paige Cline (SC) 6-7 (5-7), 2-1 (unfinished)
  3. Mia Horvit (SC) def. Laura Rijkers (ARK) 6-3, 6-2
  4. Megan Davies (SC) def. Jackie Carr (ARK) 6-3, 0-6
  5. Silvia Chinellato (SC) def. Lauren Alter (ARK) 6-4, 6-2
  6. Miruna Tudor (ARK) vs. Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) 2-6, 3-3 (unfinished)