Hogs travel to Athens for ITA Kickoff Weekend


FAYETTEVILLE — Part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend, Arkansas will be competing in Athens, Georgia, on Sunday in the first round against Memphis at 8 a.m. at the Dan Magill Tennis complex on the campus of the University of Georgia.

The winner of Sunday’s match will face the winner of the Georgia/Iowa match, being held following Arkansas’ match.

Sixty men’s teams will be competing throughout the country for the right to qualify for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships to be hosted in February by Washington.

The 15 universities hosting ITA Kick-Off Weekend events were designated as host sites in order of their year-end 2017 ITA team ranking.

Three visiting schools will travel to each host site for a four-team tournament.

The host school will meet the No. 4 seed, the No. 2 seed will play the No. 3 seed, and the winners will come back to play for a berth at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

So far this year, the Razorbacks are 1-2, with two losses to top-20 programs. Georgia enters the weekend as the only ranked team in the Athens regional, ranked No. 4 in the country in the latest rankings.

Sun, Jan. 28

8 a.m., Memphis vs. Arkansas
Noon, Georgia vs. Iowa

Mon, Jan. 29
9 a.m., Men’s Consolation
1 p.m., Men’s Championship


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