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Alexa Bortles

Alexa  Bortles

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Georgia Connections Academy

Height:
5-6

Experience:
1L

01/20/2018

No. 23 Rebels Defeat Purdue 5-2

Senior Arianne Hartono Clinches Win at No. 1 Singles

01/19/2018

Women’s Tennis Ready for First Dual Match

Rebels at Purdue Saturday

01/15/2018

Rebels Conclude Play at FGCU Invite

Won 4 of 6 Singles against Denver

01/14/2018

Solid Day Two at FGCU Invite for Rebels

Play Concludes Monday

01/13/2018

Rebels Earn 7 Wins on Day One of FGCU Invite

Play Continues Sunday with Doubles and Singles

Spring 2017 (FRESHMAN)
Joined the team in January and made an immediate impact in singles and doubles ... Teamed with Arianne Hartono to finish the year ranked No. 25 in doubles ... Participated in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Helped lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive NCAA appearance and the second round ... Posted a 10-7 overall record in singles ... Clinched two wins, including the Rebels' first-round SEC Tournament win againt Missouri ... Went 7-6 at No. 1 doubles with Hartono, including four nationally-ranked wins ... Made the AD's Honor Roll. 

PRIOR TO OLE MISS

WTA Ranking of 895 in doubles ... Played on the ITF Pro Circuit, including posting a win over Cal-Berkeley’s top player, who was ranked No. 7 in the nation in the preseason ... Won the Saint Martin ITF doubles title in Guadeloupe, France in January, 2016 ... In junior tennis, reached the finals of the under-16 National Clay Court Championships in doubles and the quarterfinals in singles and finals in doubles of the under-16 Eddie Herr Championships. Won the Southern Closed Championships in under-16 and had a two-year record of 63-0 in the South ... Competing all over South America and Europe, won an ITF Grade 4 title in Costa Rica in 2013.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Tisa Stafford and Rick Bortles ... Born July 3, 1998 ... Majoring in Journalism/Sports Broadcasting ... Enjoys golfing with her dad, traveling and watching the Jacksonville Jaguars and Ole Miss baseball ... Cousin Colby Bortles played third base for the Rebels, and her cousin Blake is the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars ... Dad Rick, was a wrestler at Georgia Tech ... Stepdad, Grant Stafford, who is from South Africa, played on the ATP men’s tour reaching a career-high 53 in the world.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR OVERALL SINGLES DUAL SINGLES OVERALL DOUBLES DUAL DOUBLES
2017 10-7 10-7 14-12 14-11

    • A Closer Look: Safeties

      Friday, January 19, 2018 - Football

      Top Performers: Zedrick Woods (64 tackles, four break ups, four deflections) C.J. Moore (51 tackles, three interceptions) Returning in 2018: Zedrick Woods (Sr., 3L) Jaylon Jones (Jr., 2L), Cam Ordway (Sr., 3L), C.J. Moore (Sr., 3L), Armani Linton (Jr.,... read more

    • A Closer Look: Cornerbacks

      Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Football

      This is the eighth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Myles Hartsfield (29 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 43... read more

    • A Closer Look: Linebackers

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Football

      This is the seventh of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: DeMarquis Gates (112 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 TFL) Returning... read more

    • A Closer Look: Defensive Line

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Football

      This is the sixth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Breeland Speaks (27 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 67... read more

    • A Closer Look: Offensive Line

      Monday, January 15, 2018 - Football

      This is the fifth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Returning in 2018: Greg Little (Jr., 2L), Sean Rawlings (Sr., 3L),... read more

    • A Closer Look: Tight Ends

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      This is the fourth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Dawson Knox (10 catches, 324 yards) Returning in 2018:... read more

    • Luke Named Grand Marshal of Biloxi's Mardi Gras Parade

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will return to home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in February. Luke was named the Neptune Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the Krew of Neptune's annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is... read more

    • A Closer Look: Wide Receivers

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Football

      This is the third of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performers: A.J. Brown (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns), DaMarkus... read more

    • A Closer Look: Quarterbacks

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Football

      This is the second of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Ta'amu (115-of-173, 1,682 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions)... read more

    • A Closer Look: Running Backs

      Monday, January 8, 2018 - Football

      This is the first of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Wilkins (155 carries, 1,011 rushing yards (6.5 avg.),... read more

    • Tyree Aiming to Become Vocal Leader for Ole Miss

      Sunday, January 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss needed a lift in the final eight minutes of Saturday's win over Mississippi State. The Rebels trailed 51-42 and were in the midst of a horrible shooting night that had them on the fast track to falling to... read more

    • Luke to be Part of Coaches Film Room During National Title Game

      Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will participate in ESPN's Coaches Film room during Monday night's national championship game between Georgia and Alabama. The Coaches Film room is part of ESPN's MegaCast for the championship game that includes 20... read more

    • Rebels Relying on Guard Play Against Mississippi State

      Friday, January 5, 2018 -

       Andy Kennedy has made his team's path to success this season abundantly clear. Ole Miss has to play with a blue-collar mentality on the defensive end and needs its guards to carry most of the scoring load. The latter was part... read more

    • NFL Rebels: Adeboyejo's Christmas Surprise

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Football

      The waiter began removing the clean plates and silverware from the three empty seats on the white cloth. There was no need for them. The only chair occupied at this four-person table at Sonny Lee's Hunan Taste restaurant in... read more

    • Ole Miss Begins SEC Play Against South Carolina

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss begins a new segment of its season on Sunday and arguably its most important one as South Carolina comes to The Pavilion to tip off SEC play. It was an up-and-down non-conference season for the Rebels who lost three games at... read more

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