No. 23 Rebels Drop 4-0 Decision To No. 11 Miami

Senior Abby Guthrie

Feb. 12, 2012


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 23 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team concluded play at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships Sunday with a 4-0 loss to No. 11 Miami at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.

The Rebels (4-4) lost the doubles point for the second straight day, and couldn’t recover, as Miami won three first sets to propel them to the win.   Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie won 8-4 at No. 1, but Miami claimed the No. 2 match 8-3 and the No. 3 spot 8-4.

Freshman Iris Verboven saw her first dual action of the season at No. 6 singles, but Miami’s Brittany Dubins won 6-1, 6-2 to put the Hurricanes up 2-0.  Miami’s 15th-ranked Anna Bartenstein defeated 12th-ranked Boxx 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles to make it 3-0, and then freshman Erin Stephens dropped a 7-5, 6-3 decision to Lina Lileikite at No. 3 for the final point.

When the match was clinched, sophomore Caroline Rohde-Moe was in a third set at No. 2, and Guthrie and Julia Jones were in the second sets after winning their first sets.

The Rebels return home for three matches beginning with their home opener against SMU Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Follow Ole Miss women’s tennis on twitter at @OleMissWTennis and on facebook at

#11 Miami 4
#23 Ole Miss 0

1. Boxx/Guthrie (OM) def. Bartenstein/Dubins (UM) 8-4
2. Bolivar/Zimmerman (UM) def. Rangel/Stephens (OM) 8-3
3. Mejia/Lileikite (UM) def. Rohde-Moe/Jones (OM) 8-3
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Anna Bartenstein (UM) def. Kristi Boxx (OM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) vs. Gabriela Mejia (UM) 7-5, 2-6, 1-1
3. Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Erin Stephens (OM) 7-5, 6-3
4. Julia Jones (OM) vs. Melissa Bolivar (UM) 7-6(8), 2-5
5. Abby Guthrie (OM) vs. Liat Zimmerman (UM) 7-6(1), 3-2
6. Brittany Dubins (UM) def. Iris Verboven (UM) 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 1, 3

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