Women’s Tennis Doubles Shine On Opening Day of ITA Central Regionals

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team advanced three doubles teams to round of 32 on the opening day of the ITA Central Regional Championships.

Razorback freshman Grace O’Donnell went undefeated on the day, advancing to the singles qualifying round of 32 with her two wins. O’Donnell opened the tournament with a 6-2, 7-5 win over St. Louis University’s Jessica Stefan. In the round of 64, O’Donnell battled in a second-set tiebreaker to defeat Bradley’s Hailey, 2-6, 7-5 (10-5).

All four Arkansas duos had a bye in the opening round of the doubles competition today. Morgan Cross and partner Tatum Rice posted a 6-3 win over Engback/Hamanaga of Central Arkansas. The duo of Lenka Stara and Laura Rijkers continued to dominate for the Razorbacks, defeating their opponents 6-1. Sophomores Kelly Keller and Indianna Spink edged Zdravkovic/Bowles of North Dakota (6-3).

The Razorbacks continue play in the doubles round of 32 and singles qualifying round of 32 tomorrow at 8 a.m.

For all information regarding the tournament visit the tournament website to find links to live stats, video and draws.

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