Coming off of a 4-3 win against Florida, the No. 67 Arkansas men’s tennis team left the weekend at home with a 1-1 dual match record after Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the No. 36 South Carolina Gamecocks.

For the first time in six matches, the Razorbacks were not able to come away with a doubles win. Hall Fess and Pete Thomason lost 8-6 on court two, while the duo of Jacob Herndon and Jovan Parlic lost 8-5 on court three, and the No. 37 Mike Nott, Manfred Jeske combo came away with a tie of 7-7 on court one.

Singles play was evenly matched early on all six courts, but the Gamecocks took an early advantage with late service breaks in the Nos. 3-6 matches to win all four first sets.

On the up side, senior Jeske won his singles sets against No. 88 Tsvetan Mihov, 7-6(7-2) and 4-1. Also, fellow senior Nott won his first set against Andrew Adams, 6-3, finishing with a tie.

However, South Carolina clenched the match when Fess, Parlic, Johan den Toom and Thomason all fell in two sets, making the final match score 4-0 in favor of the Gamecocks.

The Razorbacks men’s tennis team now has a record of 12-13 overall and 2-7 in the Southeastern Conference. The Gamecocks record is 11-10 overall and 3-5 in the SEC.

With only three more regular season matches left, all against SEC teams, the Razorbacks must do well in order to have a decent chance in the SEC tournament in Nashville in mid-April.

The Razorbacks will hit the road and travel to Athens, Ga., Friday to face the Bulldogs at 4 p.m. and then to Knoxville, Tenn., Sunday to face the Vols at noon.

 

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