Women’s tennis scores three wins on day one of SMU Fall Invitational
DALLAS- The University of Arkansas women’s tennis team opened the SMU Fall Invitational against Wichita State in doubles and the University of Texas at Arlington in singles on the first day of competition. Junior Lenka Stara went 2-0 on the day, picking up a doubles and singles victory while rookie Yuhan Liu picked up a singles victory.
In doubles, junior Lenka Stara and second Grace O’Donnell teamed up for a 7-6 win over Wichita State’s Kurahashi and Kung. The freshman Razorback pair of Yuhan Liu and Morgan McCarthy competed together for the first time, losing 2-6 to the Shockers duo of Kudryavtesva and Anzo.
Lenka Stara picked up her second singles win of the day, beating opponent Maverick Vergara in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Yuhan Liu recorded the only other singles victory for the Razorbacks, continuing with an impressive fall season for the Hogs. Liu won the first set tiebreaker 7-5 followed by a dominating second set 6-1 to seal victory over UTA’s Jimenet.
The Razorbacks continue the invite tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT as they take on UTA in doubles, followed by a singles against SMU. No statistics or live video will be available throughout the competition, results will be released at the end of each day.
First day results
1. Stara/O’Donnell (UA) def. Kurahashi/Kung (Wichita), 7-6
2. Kudryavsteva/Anzo (Wichita) def. Liu/McCarthy (UA), 6-2
1. Stara (UA) defeated. Vergara (UTA), 6-1, 6-4
2. Gorinsek (UTA) defeated. O’Donnell (UA), 6-1, 6-2
3. Liu (UA) def. Jimenet (UTA), 7-5, 6-1
4. Reinerfsen (UTA) defeated. McCarthy (AU), 7-5, 6-2
5. Chileuo (UTA) defeated. Robbins (UA), 6-0, 6-3
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