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@RazorbackWTEN: Hudson, Huxley Advance To Flight Semis At Razorback Classic

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Shannon Hudsonand Brittany Huxley earned wins and advanced in their respective flights, asthe University of Arkansas women's tennis team opened up and played host to itsown Razorback Classic at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center on Friday.

Competingunder partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 80s, Hudson defeatedRenata Kuricova of Tulsa, 7-5, 7-5, and advanced to the semifinals of the U.S.Open Flight. With the win, the freshman from Virginia Beach, Va., improved to4-0 overall in singles play on the fall season.

Advancingin the Wimbledon Flight was Brittany Huxley, as the sophomore from Grafton,Australia, earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Auburn's Ashley Kitchen.

"Obviously,the singles play from Brittany and Shannon was a very bright spot for us today,"head coach Michael Hegarty said. "We need to work hard in doubles to getbetter starts and put together a complete day tomorrow."

Hudsonand Huxley will pair up tomorrow, along with Flavia Araujo and Kristen Mee, asdoubles play in the Australian Open Flight kicks off the day tomorrow at theRazorback Classic at 9 a.m.

Singlesplay is scheduled to follow, beginning at 10 a.m., as Hudson faces CarolineWegner of Memphis and Huxley goes up against Tulsa's Maria Sant'Anna.

For moreinformation on Arkansas women's tennis, follow @RazorbackWTEN on Twitter. Stayposted on results and updates throughout the Razorback Classic bysearching/using the hashtag #RazorbackClassic.

RazorbackInvitational Australian Open Flight (Doubles) Results

Saarteinen/Kuricova(Tulsa) def. Kunop/Larina (NWST) 8-3

Hibberd/Wegner(Memphis) def. Krutova/Simonova (NWST) 8-4

*Sant'Anna/Leenabanchong(Tulsa) def. Hudson/Huxley (Arkansas) 8-5

*Muller/deMann (Auburn) def. Araujo/Mee (Arkansas) 8-1

*Tymchenko/Morga(Memphis) def. Kitchen/Whitehead (Auburn) 8-4

*optionalmatchup/coaches' decision; pairs had first round bye

RazorbackInvitational U.S. Open Flight (Singles) Results

ShannonHudson (Arkansas) def. Renata Kuricova (Tulsa) 7-5, 7-5

RekaMuller (Auburn) def. Polina Konop (NWST) 6-3, 7-6 (6)

SaanaSaarteinen (Tulsa) def. Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

CarolinaWegner (Memphis) def. Paula de Mann (Auburn) 6-4, 6-1

RazorbackInvitational Wimbledon Flight (Singles) Results

BrittanyHuxley (Arkansas) def. Ashley Kitchen (Auburn) 6-3, 6-3

DobbyLeenabanchong (Tulsa) def. Flavia Araujo (Arkansas) 6-3, 6-1

MariaSant'Anna (Tulsa) def. Anki Wind (Memphis) 6-4, 6-4

TatianaLarina (NWST) def. Liza Tymchenko (Memphis) 6-4, 6-2

RazorbackInvitational French Open Flight (Singles) Results

DanielaSimonova (NWST) def. Kristen Mee (Arkansas) 6-3, 6-1

NatalyKrutova (NWST) def. Lindsey Whitehead (Auburn) 6-0, 6-1

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