FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The University of Arkansas Razorback men’s tennis team compiled four wins overall on the first day of play at the Midland Invitational on Friday at the Midland Racquet Club in Midland, Texas.
“I was very pleased with today’s play,” head coach Robert Cox said. “They ended very strong with a win in doubles.”
The Razorbacks picked up three wins in singles competition with Hall Fess first downing Joe Schafer of Davidson, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Shortly thereafter, Victor Hoang defeated Tyler JC’s Zach Sivalls 6-2, 6-1. Taking home the last singles win for the Hogs, was Jovan Parlic who topped Nebraska’s Dusty Boyer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The doubles pair of Fess and Hoanghad a bye in their first doubles match and will play tomorrow.
“This is such a great opportunity,” Cox said. “Our guys are stepping up to the challenge and we are excited to see what the rest of the tournament brings.”
The Razorbacks will return to the Midland Racquet Club on Saturday at 9 a.m. for the second day of the Midland Invitational. A full recap from action will be posted on ArkansasRazorbacks.com following each day's play.
Final Results of Midland Invite (Day 1)
Complete Singles Results:
Hall Fess (ARK) def. Joe Schafer (Davidson) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Nick Naumann (Texas) def. Hall Fess (ARK) 6-4, 7-6
Jovan Parlic (ARK) def. Dusty Boyer (NEB) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Victor Hoang (ARK) def. Zach Sivalls (Tyler JC) 6-2, 6-1
Grant Ive (Tulsa) def. Victor Hoang (ARK) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Emiciciou (UTA) def. Pete Thomason (ARK) 6-6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Complete Doubles Results:
Parlic/Thomason (ARK) def. Arbiza/Emiciciou (UTA) (8-4)
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