Hoang Earns Singles Victory For Razorbacks
Sophomore Arkansas men’s tennis player Victor Hoang won the Flight B bracket championship Sunday at Northwestern University’s Wildcat Invitational.
Hoang defeated DePaul’s Adam Reinhart in his third singles match in as many days to capture the title in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.
Hoang and fellow sophomore Jovan Parlic began the invitational Friday with the intent to win, and they acted accordingly.
The two went undefeated to start the weekend, with Hoang beating Toledo’s Matt Wareti 6-4, 6-2. Parlic also took care of Toledo’s Terence Weigland in his first match, 6-3, 6-2.
The duo also fared well in doubles Friday. They beat Marquette’s Javier Hernani and Gleb Sklyr by a score of 8-2, then defeated Western Michigan’s Andrew Cahn and Nadin Indre 8-6.
Saturday, Hoang continued his strong play and beat Marquette’s David Packowitz by a score of 7-5, 6-1 to advance to Sunday’s final.
Parlic lost Saturday to Northwestern’s Sidarth Balaji 6-1, 6-3, which advanced him to a consolation match Sunday.
The team ended their doubles run Saturday by dropping the match to Marquette’s Vukasin Teofanovic and Dan Mamalat in a tough match 8-6.
Hoang clinched the Flight B title over Reinhart Sunday, and Parlic ended up losing a three-set match to Toledo’s Thomas Tillman 6-3, 3-6, (10-4).
Head coach Robert Cox said he was pleased with the way his two players showed determination and tough play in the Invitational.
Hoang improved his singles match record to 7-3 for the fall season, and Parlic moved his record to 2-3. The fall season concludes this weekend for the Razorbacks with the UNLV Larry Easley Invitational in Las Vegas, beginning Nov. 2.