Razorbacks Sweep Kansas State at ITA Kickoff
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team defeated Kansas State in their final match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Razorbacks move to 3-1 in four straight road matches to begin the dual season.
Arkansas got off to a hot start in doubles play, grabbing the lead with wins on courts one and two. The duo of Grace O’Donnell and Lenka Stara took a dominating 6-1 win on court two over Wildcats’ Florentine Dekkers and Manami Ukita. Juniors Morgan Cross and Indianna Spink clinched the point with a 6-1 victory over Kansas State’s Gruszczynska/Suarez on court one.
The Razorbacks kept the momentum rolling into singles play, winning the first set on all six courts. Junior Indianna Spink blanked her opponent 6-0 in the first set and followed up with a 6-3 second set victory to win her match and put Arkansas up 2-0. On court five, Morgan Cross put the Hogs within one matching Spink’s 6-0, 6-3 score. Cross is now 4-0 on the season in singles play. Senior Kelly Keller clinched the match win for the Razorbacks, defeating Florentine Dekker 6-4, 6-2 on court one.
Arkansas is set to open up its home season next week, facing Kansas on Friday, Feb. 10 and Memphis on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Billingsley Tennis Center.
Arkansas 4, Kansas State 0
- Morgan Cross/Indianna Spink (ARK) d. Rozalia Gruszczynska/Vanesa Suarez (KSU) 6-2
- Grace O’Donnell/Lenka Stara (ARK) d. Florentine Dekkers/Manami Ukita (KSU) 6-1
- Kelly Keller/Carolina Gomez Alonso (ARK) vs. Rosanna Maffei /Maria Santos (KSU) 5-2 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 2, 1
- Kelly Keller (ARK) d. Florentine Dekkers (KSU) 6-4, 6-2
- Indianna Spink (ARK) d. Rozalia Gruszczynska (KSU) 6-0, 6-3
- #36 Carolina Gomez Alonso (ARK) vs. Vanesa Suarez (KSU) 7-5, 3-2 (DNF)
- Lenka Stara (ARK) vs. Rosanna Maffei (KSU) 6-3, 2-1 (DNF)
- Morgan Cross (ARK) d. Maria Santos (KSU) 6-0, 6-3
- Yhan Liu (ARK) vs. Manami Ukita (KSU) 6-4, 3-2 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 2, 5, 1
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