Participant of the Week: Tatum Rice clinched the match for Arkansas over Vanderbilt, coming again to win back-to-back units over No. 46 Anna Ross on courtroom one and her win in opposition to No. 108 Molina of Kentucky helped to guide Arkansas to their greatest begin in SEC play since 2017, going 3-0 in convention play to date and profitable six straight matches. Rice bought her first two ranked wins of the season in back-to-back singles matches to enhance to 6-3 within the No. 1 place for Arkansas. In doubles, Rice and companion Cross helped safe the doubles level over Kentucky. The duo didn’t drop a single recreation in doubles play this weekend. Arkansas has now received the doubles level in six straight matches and in every of its ten wins. Rice and Cross had been main Vanderbilt’s No. 78 duo 5-0 earlier than the doubles level was clinched. The duo improves to 8-1 this twin season and 18-4 total, profitable 4 straight and going 2-1 in opposition to nationally ranked opponents.
Freshman of The Week: Dasha Vidmanova continued to dominate, going 4-0 for the second consecutive weekend, serving to information No. 10/23 Georgia to street wins over No. 15 Florida and No. 59 South Carolina. Within the weekend’s first match in opposition to Florida, the freshman tandem of Mell Reasco and Vidmanova clinched the doubles level with an enormous win over No. 18 Dudeney and Spee – marking the pairs second straight ranked doubles win. In singles motion, Vidmanova took on No. 55 Marlee Zein and recorded a dominant 6-1, 6-4 win – her third-ranked win of the season. Later within the weekend, Reasco and Vidmanova recorded their fifth win collectively – fourth consecutive – rallying from down 2-3 to win 7-5 over USC’s Akli and Cruz. Vidmanova recorded the fourth and remaining level for the Bulldogs in singles in opposition to the Gamecocks, defeating veteran participant Megan Davies and clinching the win. Vidmanova, a local of Prague, Czech Republic, picked up two ranked wins on the weekend – one singles, one doubles – and improved her report to 8-1. The freshman is driving a five-match win streak, together with 8-1 in since arriving on campus in January. She ranks No. 6 in UTR rating (11.21) – a team-high and league-best. Her efforts have helped information the Bulldogs to a 7-2, 4-0 SEC report, together with a bolstering 24 match win streak versus SEC opponents, courting again to the 2019 SEC Event.