Razorbacks Sweep Doubleheader

Senior player Hall Fess 

The Razorbacks men’s tennis team redeemed its heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma State Saturday by dominating the court in Sunday’s doubleheader against SIU-Edwardsville.

Arkansas seniors Hall Fess and Pete Thomason won their sixth consecutive match with an 8-3 victory at the No. 1 position in the first match.

Freshman Juan Marino and sophomore Santiago Munoz also recorded an 8-3 victory, snatching the doubles point for the Razorbacks, making this the third consecutive match to do so.

Arkansas began singles play ahead of SIU-Edwardsville 1-0 and the Hogs just kept rolling.

Senior Hall Fess recorded the first singles Razorback victory, crushing Nicolas Vincent 6-3, 6-4 on court 1.

At court 2, Marino won over Matthew Hutchinson 6-1, 6-4. Marino’s win was followed by victories by both Munoz at the No. 4 position and Christian Lee at No. 3.

Thomason dropped his first set but won the second, forcing a tiebreaker set where he let out even more energy than the last, winning 10-3.

Arkansas ended the first match of the day with a 6-1 victory.

The second match of the day was taken over swiftly and easily by the Razorbacks, with a quick 4-0 singles sweep to clinch the victory and a 2-1 weekend record.

Fess completed another quick victory in the No. 1 singles position, taking down his opponent Vincent once more 6-0, 6-4.

Freshman Jacob Herndon rebounded from his a loss in the first match to win on court 6 in a 7-5 tiebreaker first set and excelling in the second 6-2.

Munoz and Lee secured the last two victories and points needed to finish the match for Arkansas, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-3, respectively.

Marino and Thomason were ahead at the Nos. 2 and 5 singles positions before their matches were suspended.

The Razorbacks finished nonconference play with an 8-6 record and will start off Southeastern Conference play against Vanderbilt at the Billingsley Tennis Center Friday at 2 p.m.

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