Men’s Tennis To Welcome Oklahoma To Billingsley Tennis Center

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Men’s Tennis To Welcome Oklahoma To Billingsley Tennis Center

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Razorback Communications Press Release

Written by Ben Breitbach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Men’s Tennis (5-0) will host the Oklahoma Sooners (4-4) on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Billingsley Tennis Center. First serve in Fayetteville is set for 4 p.m. CT.

Match 6 Info

Opponent: Oklahoma Sooners

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Location: Billingsley Tennis Center

First Serve: 4 p.m. CT

Live stats:


Last Time Out

The Razorbacks won their fifth-straight of the spring and earned their first win over Washington since 1994. Arkansas won its fourth doubles point in-a-row and added four singles wins for a 5-2 victory.

Alex Reco is now 4-0 against nationally ranked opponents over the last two dual seasons after a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 65 Jack Davis. Melvin Manuel and Adrien Burdet moved to 5-0 in singles play with straight sets victories at the No. 4 and 5 position, respectively. Nico Rousset capped off the victory with a third set tiebreak win at the No. 3 spot over Ewen Lumsden.

Scouting the Sooners

Oklahoma brings a 4-4 record to Fayetteville, but half of those matches have come against nationally ranked opponents. The Sooners swept No. 12 Wake Forest, 4-0 at the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Jan. 23rd. Mason Beiler was ranked No. 69 in the ITA preseason rankings and has split duties at the No. 1 spot with Jake Van Emburgh and Mark Mandlik. The Sooners have used three different combinations at the No. 1 doubles spot and have won three straight doubles points.

Quick Hits

>> The Razorbacks are looking for their first win against OU since a 5-2 upset win over the 10th-ranked Sooners in 2016.

>> With a win on Wednesday Arkansas would match the best start in program history since 2006 when the Razorbacks opened with a 6-0 record.

>> Reco has been ranked in four straight ITA polls and is now 14-1 over the last two dual seasons.

>> Paya is also 12-2 the last two years in singles play and leads the team with his doubles partner, Jose Dominguez Alonso, with a 4-1 record.


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