Season Opener Set For Tuesday
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off the program’s ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last 12 years, No. 18 Arkansas will open its 2018 dual match season Tuesday at home against Tulsa. First serve is set for 1 p.m. CT at George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.
“It’s always nice to start the spring season at home,” head coach Michael Hegarty said. “Tulsa has another outstanding team this year and these are the kind of quality matches we need early in the spring.”
Admission is free. Tuesday’s match will feature complimentary Keurig products, popcorn and Pepsi soft drinks for all fans in attendance.
Clear Bag Policy
Arkansas’ Clear Bag Policy will be in affect for all home matches.
Fans can follow Tuesday’s action through live scoring here.
Arkansas holds a 25-6 advantage over Tulsa in the all-time series dating back to the 1979-80 season. Last season, the Razorbacks defeated the Golden Hurricane, 6-1, at Tulsa.
In The Rankings
One of nine SEC teams featured in the top 25, the Razorbacks’ No. 18 ranking is their highest since opening at No. 14 in 2009. Individually, senior Léolia Jeanjean is ranked No. 67 in singles and No. 25 in doubles with her partner sophomore Giulia Pairone. Senior Mia Jurasic and junior Ana Oparenovic are the nation’s No. 57 ranked doubles duo.
Hegarty At The Helm
Hegarty is entering his 15th season as coach of the Razorbacks. Hegarty, who is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 197 victories, has led the Razorbacks to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including three straight.
Last spring, the Razorbacks’ went 18-10 (7-6 SEC) and defeated 11 teams featured in the final 2017 national rankings, including No. 14 Auburn, No. 16 Texas A&M, No. 21 LSU and No. 24 Tennessee. Arkansas checked in at No. 19 in the final rankings after holding a spot in the top 20 in each of the last 10 weeks of the season.
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