Tennis favored at William & Mary Tribe Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming off a stellar fall season opener in front of the home crowd at the Razorback Classic, the University of Arkansas women’s tennis team will control four of the top six seeds at William & Mary Tribe Invitational this weekend.

To no surprise Arkansas’ Aurelija Miseviciute, ranked No. 1 nationally, will be the top seed in the Invitational, while teammate No. 46 Ela Kaluder snagged the second seed.

Miseviciute’s impressive play is no stranger to the event claiming top flight titles in both 2005 and 2007.

In doubles, Kaluder and sophomore Anouk Tigu will be the second seed, while Miseviciute and Nanar Airapetian earned the third-overall seed. The Invitational, like past years, is filled with national level talent providing an early analysis for the Razorbacks.

“This tournament always provides us with a solid early season test,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “We showed a lot of potential last weekend and we will be looking to build on those results.”

One key to the bright spot in Arkansas’ fall season opener was the play of their freshmen, Emily Carbone and Kate Lukomkaya.

“It’s the first road trip for our freshmen and we will be looking for another step forward from them.”

Carbone and Lukomskaya will team up in Flight B of doubles. In singles, Lukomskaya faces off against Stephanie Danesis from Miami-Ohio in Flight B, and Carbone will take on Winthrop’s Sara Abutovic in Flight C.

Action in Williamsburg, Va. begins Friday at 8 a.m. with doubles. For immediate results following the play tune in ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.COM.