Razorbacks Sweep Arkansas State Twice to Begin Season
JONESBORO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team (2-0) started the season off on a high note with two sweeps over Arkansas State (0-3) on the road.
In the first match, the Razorbacks claimed an early lead with a doubles sweep to earn the point. Veterans Morgan Cross and Indianna Spink teamed up for the first time since their rookie season for a 6-1 win on court one, while newcomers Kacie Harvey and Yuhan Liu blanked their opponents 6-0 on court two. Juniors Kelly Keller and Lenka Stara closed out doubles with a 6-1 victory over their Redwolves opponents in the No. 3 position.
Junior Lenka Stara started things out strong in singles with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win to notch the first singles victory. In her first appearance as a Razorback, transfer Kacie Harvey brought it to earn her first win 6-0, 6-2. Looking for just one more win to clinch the victory, Kelly Keller came through with a 6-4, 6-4 dub.
Playing out the matches on the rest of the courts, Indianna Spink followed up with another straight-set victory for the Hogs 6-1, 6-1. Junior Morgan Cross posted a 6-1, 6-0 win while freshman Yuhan Liu finished the match out with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
The Razorbacks continued a commanding doubles performance into the second match, claiming the point with wins on courts one and two. Liu and Harvey struck first in the No. 2 position with a 6-1 win, followed by a 6-2 victory by Cross and Spink to clinch the doubles point.
In singles play, Stara took the first point again with a 6-1, 6-1 win over her Redwolves opponent followed by Keller on court two earning a 6-3, 6-2 victory to put the Hogs within one. Indianna Spink secured the Razorback victory and the sweep with a 7-6, 6-3 win on court three.
The Razorbacks continue their road stretch as they travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to face Florida State in the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Friday, January 27.
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