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Arkansas earns program record 7th place finish in Directors’ Cup Standings

Arkansas earns program record 7th place finish in Directors’ Cup Standings

For the second straight year, Arkansas earned a program record with a seventh place finish in the final standings of 2021-22 Learfield Directors’ Cup released on Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA). The Razorbacks tallied eight Southeastern Conference championships and recorded nine top-10 national finishes to best the program’s previous Directors’ Cup best finish, eighth, in the 2020-21 athletics season.

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Hunter Nicholas joins the Arkansas Razorbacks as the assistant coach for men’s tennis, reuniting with Hogs’ Head Coach Jay Udwadia.

Former Razorback men’s tennis standout Jay Udwadia has been named as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Arkansas. Udwadia returns to his alma mater to lead the men’s program after successful head coaching stints at Oklahoma State, Fresno State and Drake.

Arkansas senior Alex Reco continues to receive recognition for an outstanding 2022 campaign, earning two ITA Regional Awards – the Central Region’s Most Improved Senior and Senior Player of the Year.

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Arkansas’ top player and No. 23-ranked Alex Reco saw his NCAA Tournament appearance come to a close on Tuesday with a hard-fought loss in the Round of 32, falling to No. 61 Eduardo Nava of Wake Forest in three close sets, 7-6, 4-6, 3-6.

Razorback senior Alex Reco kicked off his NCAA Individual Championships campaign on Monday with a 6-4, 7-6 first round win over No. 81 Diego Nava of Xavier. Reco is the first Razorback to earn a win at the NCAA Individual Championships since Mike Redlicki in 2017.

U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) has ranked Fayetteville as the 7th best best city to live in America and No. 1 among Southeastern Conference towns on the publication’s annual “Best Places To Live” list.

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After 38 seasons as an SEC head coach, including the past nine seasons with the Razorbacks, Andy Jackson will retire from his position as the head men’s tennis coach at the University of Arkansas, effective June 30, 2022.

Recipients of the 2021-22 Brad Davis SEC Community Service Award for The University of Arkansas are Josh Bortnick with tennis and Paris Peoples with track and field.