University of Arkansas fell against Vanderbilt men at the SEC Tournament

The University of Arkansas men’s tennis team at the SEC Tennis Tournament took 4-1 against Vanderbilt, falling in the opening round of the tournament. The Hogs took a quick lead in doubles but were unable to capitalize on a two-court win to secure the doubles point.

Adrien Burdet and Alan Sau Franco played together for the first time since the fall, earning a 6-1 win over Vanderbilt’s Nathan Cox and Michael Ross. The Commodores hit back-to-back hits on courts one and three to gain the early lead going into singles play.

Freshman Benedikt Emesz was first on the board in single play, earning the Razorbacks’ only point of the game. Emesz defeated Commodore Macsen Sisam 6-3, 6-0 on court six to put the Hogs on the board. Emesz won his last four games to improve to 7-7 overall this double-season.

The Commodores secured the game win with three straight singles hits on courses three, four and five. Arkansas’ Stefanos Savva led 5-2 in a third set tiebreaker over Nathan Cox before the match was won.

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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