©Colette Lewis 2008--
Arkansas had already taken down No. 15 seed North Carolina in the regional finals last Saturday. Today the 17-32 seed bumped off No. 2 Georgia 4-2, earning their second victory of the season over their SEC rivals.
Georgia lost the doubles point and then the first set in three matches, so faced an uphill climb during the unseasonably cool late afternoon. When the country's top player, Arkansas's Aurelija Miseviciute, handled Yvette Hyndman at No. 1 by a 6-2, 7-6 (1) score, it was 2-0 Arkansas and Delia Damaschin soon made it 3-0 at No. 6. Georgia managed to take matches at No. 4 and No. 5 to close the gap, but Monika Dancevic fell behind early in the third in her match with Arkansas's Anouk Tigu, and the January freshman ended up putting the Lady Razorbacks in the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory at No. 3.
Arkansas avenged their 4-3 loss to Georgia in the SEC tournament in Athens and will have an opportunity to get even with UCLA in the quarterfinals. The Bruins, who defeated Arkansas 4-3 at the Team Indoor in February, handled PAC-10 rival Southern Cal 4-0.
An easy 6-1, 6-1 win by a now healthy Yasmin Schnack at No. 3 set the tone, and freshman Andrea Remynse's straight set win at No. 4 gave UCLA a 3-0 lead. Moments later, Alex McGoodwin clinched it for the Bruins with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Leyla Entekhabi at No. 6.
For complete scores, see the University of Tulsa website.
Thursday, May 15, 2008