The Central Arkansas tennis team opened its home season on Saturday, picking up a 4-1 victory over Murray State at the UCA Tennis Courts.
The Sugar Bears improved to 2-5.
Central Arkansas won all three doubles matches on the day, giving them a 1-0 edge heading into singles play. The team of Krizia Buck and Allison Murphy defeated Ashley Canty and Carla Suga, 8-6, for their second doubles victory of the season. Simona Horsikyan and Sasha Ruocca took down Megan Blue and Erin Patton 8-5, earning their second doubles victory as well. Kristina Horsikyan and Anna Buyukyan won the final doubles match, 8-5, picking up their fifth doubles victory.
In singles, Simona Horsikyan defeated Ashley Canty, 6-4, 6-3, for her third victory of the season. Allison Murphy earned her fourth victory of the season, defeating Carla Suga, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. In the no. 4 singles match, Kristina Horsikyan defeated Erin Patton, 6-3, 6-3. . The Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches went unfinished with UCA leading in both matches.
UCA will play North Alabama Sunday morning at the indoor courts at the Burns Park Tennis Center in North Little Rock.