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Sport Here's Why the Arkansas Tennis Team Played Tennessee State Six Times in One Day

22:10  23 april  2018
22:10  23 april  2018 Source:   si.com

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Well, apparently the Arkansas coaches had another idea. They scheduled six matches with Tennessee State on the same day and won all six , giving them to a .500 record and hope for another match. What do you do when you're a 10-16 tennis team that just made a surprise run in the SEC

Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States . Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States .

a woman hitting a tennis ball © Arkansas Tennis

Talk about beating up on an opponent.

After a surprising run to the semifinals of the SEC Championships, Arkansas' women's tennis team entered the final day of the season with a 10-16 record. But in order to be considered for the NCAA tourney, they needed to win at least half their games. Sounds like a lost season, right?

Well, apparently the Arkansas coaches had another idea. They scheduled six matches with Tennessee State on the same day and won all six, giving them to a .500 record and hope for another match.

I must say, it was a pretty smart move from Arkansas' coaches.

The team was ranked No. 11 in the conference heading into last weekend's SEC tournament and defeated Missouri, Auburn and South Carolina before losing to Florida in the semifinals. Now that they have qualified for consideration, the team now awaits the NCAA's decision.

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