Rebels Drop Opening Match At ITA Kick-Off

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 25, 2014

Final Stats

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The No. 35 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 34 Oklahoma in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend here Saturday at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility.  With the loss, the Rebels (1-1) will face William & Mary in the consolation match Sunday at 10 a.m.  

The Sooners jumped on the Rebels early in doubles, winning the No. 1 match 6-0.  After Julia Jones and Zalina Khairudinova won 6-2 at No. 3 doubles, all eyes turned to court two, where the match ended in a tiebreaker.  The Sooner pair of Emma Devine and Morgan Chumney forced a tiebreaker to defeat Erin Stephens and Iris Verboven, 7-6(5), and clinch the doubles point for Oklahoma.

Stephens was first off the court in singles, losing to Devine 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5 as the Sooners went ahead 2-0.

The Rebels won three first sets, but in one of those, they weren’t able to win the match and two of them didn’t finish.  Khairudinova won the first set against Chumney 6-3, but the Sooner came back to win the second set 7-5 and force a superbreaker for the third set, which she won 10-6 to give Oklahoma 3-0 lead.

The match ended when Sooner Whitney Ritchie finished off a 6-0, 7-5 win against 90th-ranked Jones at No. 2 singles.

“This was a disappointing loss today,” head coach Mark Beyers said. “Oklahoma is a good team and when we are unable to win close sets, tiebreakers and supertiebreakers, we are not going to win a match like this.  We have to regroup and be ready to battle William & Mary tomorrow.

The Rebels will look to avenge a 4-3 loss to William & Mary last year in the first dual match of the year.

Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissWTennis and on Facebook at OleMissWTennis.

#34 Oklahoma 4, #35 Ole Miss 0

Doubles
1. #50 Lancaster/Ritchie (OU) def. Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 6-0
2. Chumney/Devine (OU) def. Stephens/Verboven (OM) 7-6(5)
3. Jones/Khairudinova (OM) def. Brhane/Engbroks (OU) 6-2
Singles
1. #87 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) vs. #106 Hermon Brhane (OU) 6-2, 4-4, sus.
2. Whitney Ritchie (OU) def. #90 Julia Jones (OM) 6-0, 7-5
3. Morgan Chumney (OU) def. Zalina Khairudinova (OM) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6
4. Mia Lancaster (OU) vs. #57 Mai El Kamash (OM) 6-4, 5-3, sus.
5. Emma Devine (OU) def. Erin Stephens (OM) 6-1, 6-3
6. Abbie Melrose (OU) vs. Marija Milutinovic (OM) 0-6, 4-5, sus.

Match Notes:
Oklahoma 2-0; Ole Miss 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,2)

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 14-20, 2015)

      Monday, April 20, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2015Men's Tennis- Ole Miss downed No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-1 to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the 16th time in program history.- The Rebels rallied to take the doubles point and then got... read more

    • Rebels Continue Push to Host in NCAA's

      Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 7-13, 2015)

      Monday, April 13, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review April 7-13, 2015 Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (18-18) as well as 7-8 in SEC play. After dropping a... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- April 12

      Sunday, April 12, 2015 - Athletics

      The baseball team claimed claimed their second series of the second over the nation's top-ranked team in dramatic fashion. The football team wrapped up spring practice. And the men's and women's tennis teams closed out their respective regular seasons and... read more

    • Quarterbacks Make Final Case of Spring Practice

      Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Football

      At one point, co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said, all three quarterbacks had completed around 66 percent of their passes, a testament to how close the competition has been this spring. Going into the Grove Bowl, Freeze said one had a... read more

    • Hilton, Mullins Share Similar Story, Spirit

      Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Football

      Former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer almost did not sign Chucky Mullins, whose memory has been honored with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award. Nate Wayne, a four-year letterman for the Rebels and the 1997 recipient of the award, who... read more

    • Three and Out: Grove Bowl Edition

      Friday, April 10, 2015 - Football

      #RebelNation here are the Red and Blue rosters for tomorrow's Regions Bank Grove Bowl. See you there! pic.twitter.com/FZptUEkW4P-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 10, 2015 Three areas to watch as Ole Miss splits into two teams for the annual Regions... read more

    • Long But Rewarding Journey For Shepard

      Friday, April 10, 2015 - Football

      Junior cornerback Tee Shepard's story has been well-documented.  Shepard is hearing impaired, but since he has arrived at Ole Miss, he has been the beneficiary of new hearing technology that has allowed him to hear sounds, such as a coach's... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Men's Hoops Season Recap

      Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Women's Hoops Season Recap

      Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (March 31-April 6, 2015)

      Monday, April 6, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2015Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (16-16).  - The Rebels claimed a midweek victory over Memphis before dropping... read more

    • Six Rebels Make MLB Opening Day Rosters

      Monday, April 6, 2015 - Baseball

      Six former Rebels begin the 2015 Major League Baseball on opening day rosters. Chris Coghlan, Zack Cozart and Seth Smith all started or are slated to start on opening day for their respective teams. Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz will begin the season... read more

    • Scholtz Makes One More Memory

      Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      The reigning SEC Player of the Year, Nik Scholtz decided to return for his senior season, wanting to give Ole Miss and Oxford one more season.Playing in perhaps his last home match at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center Saturday, Scholtz gave... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Hoops NCAA First Four

      Thursday, April 2, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      read more

    • VIDEO: All-Sport 2014 Highlight

      Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Athletics

      read more