Rebels Drop 4-3 Heartbreaker To No. 5 Bama

Mai El Kamash

Mai El Kamash

March 1, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. -- Up 3-0 on No. 5 ranked Alabama, the No. 42 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team was unable to close it out as the Crimson Tide rallied for a 4-3 win here Friday at the Gillom Sports Center.

With the match moved indoors due to the weather, the Rebels started quickly.  Despite an 8-3 victory by Alabama’s No.1 duo and No. 4 ranked doubles team, the other Rebel doubles teams proved clutch.  Mai El Kamash and Vief Vlaar prevailed 8-5 over Maya Jensen and Natalia Maynetto at No. 2 doubles, while Julia Jones and Iris Verboven took an 8-4 victory over Antonia Foehse and Emily Zabor at No. 3, to clinch the doubles point.

Up 1-0, the Rebels started well in singles.  No. 39 ranked Caroline Rohde-Moe took out No. 20 Mary Anne Macfarlane 7-6(2), 6-2 while El-Kamash upset No. 36 Alexa Guarachi 7-6(6), 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Leading 3-0, the Rebels only needed one more victory however, the Crimson Tide would continue to fight back.  Jensen, ranked No. 77, rallied for a 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Jones, while Emily Zabor took out Vief Vlaar 6-2, 6-2.  

The Tide would tie the match at 3 following Foehse’s 6-4, 7-6(4) win over Rebel freshman Marija Milutinovic at four.  Down to the No. 6 court, Alabama took the match 4-3 as Maynetto defeated Santa Shumilina 6-2, 6-4.

With the win Alabama moves to 9-1 and 1-0 in the SEC while the Rebels fall to 2-5 and 0-1 in conference play.  The Rebels will be back in action on Sunday against No. 17 Auburn. 

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#5 Alabama 4, #42 Ole Miss 3
1. #4 MacFarlane/Guarachi (AL) def. #46 Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 8-3
2. El Kamash/Vlaar (OM) def. Jansen/Maynetto (AL) 8-5
3. Jones/Verboven (OM) def. Foehse/Zabor 8-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. #39 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. #20 Mary Anne Macfarlane (AL) 7-6(2), 6-2
2. Mai El Kamash (OM) def. 36 Alexa Guarachi (AL) 7-6(6), 6-3
3. #77 Maya Jensen (AL) def. Julia Jones 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4
4. Antonia Foehse (AL) def. Marija Milutinovic 6-4, 7-6(4)
5. Emily Zabor (AL) def. Vief Vlaar 6-2, 6-2
6. #107 Natalia Maynetto def. Santa Shumilina (OM) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3, 5, 4, 6

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