NCAA Womens Tennis

Bulldogs Fall At No. 56 Arkansas

Bulldogs Fall At No. 56 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mississippi State women’s tennis concluded a four-match road trip with a loss at No. 56 Arkansas 7-0 on Sunday afternoon.

The Razorbacks were the fifth ranked opponent the Bulldogs have faced this spring.

MSU dropped the doubles point to start things off. The duo of Emmanouela Antonaki and Dharani Niroshan battled with the 23rd-ranked tandem of Morgan Cross and Indianna Spink, but ended up falling 7-5. Gia Cohen and Maddie Bemisderfer fell to Lenka Stara and Grace O’Donnell 6-2.

In singles, Alexandra Mikhailuk was the lone competitor from State to stretch her match to three sets. Mikhailuk dropped the first set 7-5 but bounced back to take the second set 6-4 and lost the final set in a super tiebreaker 10-8.

Antonaki, Bemisderfer, Niroshan and Emily Surcey all fell to their opponents in singles. Razorback Kelly Keller beat Antonaki 6-4, 6-4 while Bemisderfer fell to Morgan Cross 7-6(4), 6-0. Niroshan lost to Lenka Stara 6-4, 6-2 and Surcey dropped to Kacie Harvey 6-3, 7-6(2).

Cohen dropped her match to 68th-ranked Carolina Gomez 6-0, 6-2.

Next Up

Mississippi State is back at home next Friday for the first time since March 5. The Bulldogs will host No. 18 Florida at 4 p.m. CT.

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No. 56 Arkansas 7, Mississippi State 0

Billingsley Tennis Center | Fayetteville, Ark.

March 19, 2023


1. #23 Morgan Cross/Indianna Spink (ARKW) def. Emmanouela Antonaki/Dharani Niroshan (MSU) 7-5

2. Lenka Stara/Grace O’Donnell (ARKW) def. Gia Cohen/Maddie Bemisderfer (MSU) 6-2

3. Kelly Keller/Carolina Gomez (ARKW) vs. Alexandra Mikhailuk/Sydney Hrehor (MSU) 5-5, unfinished

Order of finish: (2,1)


1. Kelly Keller (ARKW) def. Emmanouela Antonaki (MSU) 6-4, 6-4

2. #68 Carolina Gomez (ARKW) def. Gia Cohen (MSU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Indianna Spink (ARKW) def. Alexandra Mikhailuk (MSU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

4. Lenka Stara (ARKW) def. Dharani Niroshan (MSU) 6-4, 6-2

5. Morgan Cross (ARKW) def. Maddie Bemisderfer (MSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

6. Kacie Harvey (ARKW) def. Emily Surcey (MSU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Order of finish: (2,4,1,5,6,3)


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