No. 3 Rebels Down Lipscomb 4-0
Feb. 23, 2018

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OXFORD, Miss. – In their first match as a top-five ranked team, the No. 3 Ole Miss women’s tennis team looked the part Friday, downing Lipscomb 4-0 at the Ole Miss Indoor Tennis Center to begin a four-match homestand.

The Rebels took a early 1-0 lead dropping only one game in doubles. The Rebels are 2-0 in doubles after switching up the teams last weekend at Baylor. Sabina Machalova and Tea Jandric shut out their opponents 6-0 at No. 3 and then Natalie Suk and Anna Vrbenska won 6-1 at No. 2. 

In singles, the Rebels made quick work of all the first sets, dropping only one game. Vrbenska finished off her match 6-0, 6-0 on court six, followed by Suk on court two, 6-0, 6-1. Machalova sealed it 6-0, 6-1 on court three.

Quick Hits…
• The Rebels improved to 8-1.
• The Rebels posted their second straight shutout. 
Anna Vrbenska remained undefeated (5-0) at No. 6 singles. 
Sabina Machalova improved to 4-3 at No. 3 singles.

No. 3 Ole Miss 4, Lipscomb 0

1. #10 Arianne Hartono/Alexa Bortles (OM) vs. Viktoriya Dzyuba/Denise Buberl (LIPW) 5-1, sus.
2. Natalie Suk/Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Kateryna Popova/Madeleine Brooks (LIPW) 6-1
3. Sabina Machalova/Tea Jandric (OM) def. Thabile Tshatedi/Katerina Kandyba (LIPW) 6-0
Order of Finish: 3, 2
1. #16 Arianne Hartono (OM) vs. Kateryna Popova (LIPW) 6-0, 5-4, sus.
2. Natalie Suk (OM) def. Viktoriya Dzyuba (LIPW) 6-0, 6-1
3. #115 Sabina Machalova (OM) def. Madeleine Brooks (LIPW) 6-0, 6-1
4. #58 Tea Jandric (OM) vs. Denise Buberl (LIPW) 6-0, 5-0, sus.
5. Alexa Bortles (OM) vs. Thabile Tshatedi (LIPW) 6-1, 4-3, sus.
6. Anna Vrbenska (OM) def. Katerina Kandyba (LIPW) 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 3

Courtside with Head Coach Mark Beyers
“We played really well. I told the ladies before and after the doubles to make sure we stay focused and keep our energy level up. I thought we did an amazing job of taking care of business today and staying focused. The level of play was very good.”

On finishing up non-conference play strong before hosting Florida/South Carolina…
“Obviously you want to get a win, but you also want to get ready for Florida and South Carolina. We understand that the level of competition is going to go up. If we can play like we did today than we’ve got a chance against any team in the country. It was very impressive.”

Next up…
The Rebels welcome Stephen F. Austin Saturday at 12 p.m., in their final non-conference match. Fans will enjoy free tacos.

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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