No. 9 Rebels Shut Out Baylor 4-0

Feb. 17, 2018


WACO, Texas – In their third road match of the season, the No. 9-ranked Ole Miss women's tennis team shut out Baylor 4-0 at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center to improve to 7-1.

The Rebels jumped on Baylor early in doubles and never let up to take the early 1-0 lead. Sabina Machalova and Tea Jandric cruised to a 6-1 win at No. 3, and then 11th-ranked Arianne Hartono and Alexa Bortles finished off Baylor 6-2 at No. 1.

Baylor made the Rebels earn it in singles, but Natalie Suk gave Ole Miss a quick 2-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 against Angelina Shakhraichuck. Sophomore Anna Vrbenska defeated Giorgia Testa 6-3, 6-4 on court six to increase the lead to 3-0.

With court one beginning a third set and courts four and five headed that way, Machalova closed out Baylor’s Camilla Abbate at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 7-5, to clinch the win. It marked the second straight match for her to clinch.

Quick Hits…
• The Rebels improved to 7-1.
• The Rebels evened up the series with 3-3. 
• Ole Miss is now 7-0 away from Oxford.
• Hartono and Bortles improved to 5-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Anna Vrbenska remained undefeated (4-0) at No. 6 singles. 
Natalie Suk snapped a six-match losing streak with her win.
Sabina Machalova improved to 3-3 at No. 3 singles.

No. 9 Ole Miss 4, Baylor 0

1. #11 Arianne Hartono/Alexa Bortles (OM) def.  Jessica Hinojosa/Giorgia Testa (BU) 6-2
2. Natalie Suk/Anna Vrbenska (OM) vs. Theresa Van Zyl/Angie Shakhraichuk (BU) 4-2, sus.
3. Sabina Machalova/Tea Jandric (OM) def.  Dominika Sujova/Camilla Abbate (BU) 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 1
1. #25 Arianne Hartono (OM) vs. Theresa Van Zyl (BU) 4-6, 6-1, sus.
2. Natalie Suk (OM) def. Angelina Shakhraichuck (BU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Sabina Machalova (OM) def. Camilla Abbate (BU) 6-2, 7-5
4. #124 Tea Jandric (OM) vs. Livia Kraus (BU) 6-2, 1-4, sus.
5. Alexa Bortles (OM) vs. Jessica Hinjosa (BU) 1-6, 5-3, sus.
6. Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Giorgia Testa (BU) 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 3

Courtside with Head Coach Mark Beyers
“This was a great road win for us. Baylor made us work extremely hard in singles. I am proud of our ladies, we have played a lot of tough matches and a lot of them on the road, which is never easy. We’ll have a chance to rest a little bit before our homestand coming up.”

Next up…
The Rebels return home to begin a four-match homestand with Lipscomb Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. They will also welcome Stephen F. Austin Feb. 24 at 12 p.m., in their final non-conference match.

For more information on Ole Miss Women's Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWTennis, on Facebook at OleMissWTennis and on Instagram at OleMissWTennis.  Also follow Coach Beyers on Twitter, @MarkBeyers.



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