Razorbacks Welcome Wichita State For Monday Match
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off a thrilling 4-3 victory over Old Dominion Friday, the Arkansas women’s tennis team returns to Dills Indoor Courts Monday to host Wichita State, with first serve slated for 1 p.m.
In Friday’s win, Shannon Hudson came in clutch. Trailing 5-6 in the third set of the final match on the court, the junior forced a tiebreaker and won 7-6 (5) to seal the overall victory and improve the Razorbacks’ overall record to 5-4.
“We have had some great matches with Wichita State over the years and we expect tomorrow to be much the same,” Arkansas women’s tennis head coach Michael Hegarty said. “The Shockers are having a fantastic season and we will be tested strongly.”
Wichita State enters Monday’s contest with a 10-2 record on the season. The Shockers will have a quick turnaround as they defeated Washington 4-2 on Sunday to win their sixth straight match. WSU has one ranked singles player, sophomore Gabriela Porubin who checks in at No. 71 in the Oracle/ITA rankings.
Last season, the Shockers picked up its first victory over the Razorbacks in program history, winning 4-3 in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks hold an 18-1 advantage in the all-time series.
Leading the way for the Razorbacks in singles this season is Ana Oparenovic. The freshman is 6-3 in dual matches and 12-6 overall. Oparenovic has won seven of her last 10 matches and has also teamed up with sophomore Mia Jurasic to own a team-best 6-3 dual-match record in doubles. The duo is 10-5 overall.
Admission to the match is free. In addition, pizza, popcorn, Keurig hot chocolate and coffee, and Pepsi products will be provided to all fans in attendance.
Live scoring for the match will be available here.
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