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Men’s Tennis Continues Homestand Against Golden Hurricane Razorback Communications

Razorback Communications Press Release

Written by Mario Bravante

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback Men’s Tennis (3-0) looks to stay undefeated in Fayetteville when the Hogs continue their homestand with a match against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-2) on Wednesday, Feb. 3. First serve at the Billingsley Tennis Center is set for 4 p.m. CT.

Match 4 Info

Opponent: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 3

Location: Billingsley Tennis Center

First Serve: 4 p.m. CT

Live Stats: bit.ly/3rcQ1IQ

PlaySight: bit.ly/38RMCc9

Last Time Out

The Razorbacks picked up their second-straight sweep on Saturday, Jan. 30 with a 7-0 win against Illinois State. Arkansas won the doubles point for the second match this season, taking all three doubles courts. Arkansas then took the first set at every position against the Redbirds and eventually racked up five straight-set wins. After winning all six in singles play against ISU, the Razorbacks have now won all 18 singles points this season.

Scouting the Golden Hurricane

After dropping a pair of matches to Oklahoma State and TCU to open the season, Tulsa has now won three straight. The doubles pairing of Kody Pearson and Connor Di Marco were ranked No. 29 in the ITA preseason rankings, while Pearson was tabbed at No. 67 in singles. Pearson and Di Marco earned a doubles win over No. 24 Tadeuas Paroulek/Sander Jong of TCU by a score of 6-4. Pearson has traditionally played at the No. 1 spot, but sophomore Ezequiel Santalla got the start at the top spot against Oral Roberts on Friday, Jan. 29.

Quick Hits

>> The Razorbacks look to avenge a 4-3 loss to Tulsa last season after taking three-straight matches against the Golden Hurricane.

>> Arkansas is a perfect 18-0 in singles action this season.

>> Alex Reco is 12-1 in singles over the last two dual seasons and ranked No. 72 by the ITA.

>> Melvin Manuel has won 36 games compared to just the eight he has dropped this spring.

>> The Razorbacks return Reco and Paya who recorded points against Tulsa last season.

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