Arkansas men's team fell to UCF 5-2

The Razorbacks continue to play on the road, traveling to Florida on Friday, March 24th and South Carolina on Sunday, March 26th

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Arkansas men's team fell to UCF 5-2

The Arkansas men's tennis team lost 5-2 to UCF. The Razorbacks drop to 12-6 overall this double-season as they continue to play conference play this weekend in Florida and South Carolina. The Razorbacks continue to play on the road, traveling to Florida on Friday, March 24th and South Carolina on Sunday, March 26th.

The Razorbacks took the early lead with wins on fields one and two to take the doubles point. Youngsters Stefanos Savva and Alan Sau Franco scored first, winning 6-4 on the second pitch. The decider came from Melvin Manuel and Adrien Burdet who came back from a deficit to make the tiebreaker 7-5 over the Knights on court one.

The duo has now won five consecutive games for a perfect 5-0 record in the high court. The Knights came out big in singles play, winning first sets over five courts. UCF was able to wrap up the game with four straight singles hits on courses one, five, two and four.

Freshman Gerard Planelles Ripoll put up the Hogs' only singles point with his seventh straight win, 6-4, 6-4 on field six.

About the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is a public university in the United States of America.

It is the flagship of the Arkansas State University system. The campus, located in the city of Fayetteville, covers approximately 140 acres and consists of more than 130 buildings. It was founded in 1871 under the name of Arkansas Industrial University, and the first courses began in January 1872.

It assumed its current name in 1899. In September 2022, it exceeded 30,000 students enrolled, reaching 30,936. The University of Arkansas campus sweeps across hilltops on the western side of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Among the 378 buildings on the campus, 11 buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places individually, with most buildings in the historic core being named as contributing properties to the University of Arkansas Campus Historic District.

UA's athletic teams, the Arkansas Razorbacks, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Southeastern Conference with eight men's teams and eleven women's teams in thirteen sports. The university is known for its traditions, including Calling the Hogs at sports events, and the Senior Walk, more than 4 miles of campus sidewalk etched with the names of all UA graduates since 1871. Photo Credits: University of Arkansas website

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