Razorbacks Tennis Travels to Two Top-25 Schools

Courtesy University of Arkansas Athletics Department

Fayetteville – The No. 53 University of Arkansas men’s tennis team continues Southeastern Conference play this weekend with a road trip to No. 25 South Carolina on Friday and No. 20 Florida on Sunday. 

Arkansas is going into the weekend with an overall record of 12-10. The Razorbacks went 1-2 last week defeating UT Pan American in College Station, Texas, on Tuesday while falling to No. 12 Mississippi State and No. 7 Ole Miss last weekend. 

The Razorbacks made strides last weekend in doubles play taking the doubles point in all three matches. The junior duo of Manfred Jeske and Mike Nott moved up to the No. 35-ranked doubles team in the country after a solid win over the No. 14 team from Mississippi State. 

“We have been playing really solid doubles as of late,” head coach Robert Cox said. “We now just need to keep that momentum going throughout singles and we will be good.” 

South Carolina jumped nine spots in the ITA rankings this past week with big wins over Alabama and Auburn. The Gamecocks have a season record of 13-7 and a 3-3 SEC record. Friday’s match is set to begin at 4 p.m. CT in Columbia, S.C.

Florida split matches last weekend, taking a win from Alabama before falling to Auburn. The Gators have a 9-7 record and a 3-3 conference record. Sunday’s match is set to begin at Noon CT in Gainesville, Fla.

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