No. 18 Rebels Shut Out Auburn 7-0 In SEC Opener

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Julia Jones
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March 2, 2012

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AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 18 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team got Southeastern Conference play off to a rousing start shutting out Auburn 7-0 here Friday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.  With the win, the Rebels improved to 8-4 overall.

Ole Miss has now won four straight and looks to keep it going as they head to No. 25 Alabama on Sunday.

The Rebels won a close doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the match.  The No. 7 ranked duo of Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie defeated Emily Flickinger and Jacqueline Kasler 8-6 at the top spot and then Gabby Rangel and Erin Stephens clinched the point with a 9-7 win at No. 2.

Ole Miss carried that momentum into singles, winning five first sets.  Boxx was first off the court downing Flickinger 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1.  Freshman Erin Stephens made it 3-0 taking out Plamena Kurteva 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3.

This week’s SEC Freshman of the Week, Julia Jones, clinched the victory defeating Auburn’s Paulina Schippers 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4.  

Vivian Vlaar won a third set supertiebreaker at six as did Guthrie at five, while Caroline Rohde-Moe won her match at No. 2 singles in straight sets to complete the sweep.

“This was a good road win.  We won a close doubles point.  Auburn did a good job in doubles and challenged us.  We were fortunate to win the point,” head coach Mark Beyers said.  “In singles we played better, and we were able to win five first sets. We are happy to be 1-0 in the SEC and looking forward to Sunday’s match.”

The Rebels and Crimson Tide will square off Sunday at 1 p.m. from the UA Varsity Courts.  Live scoring of the match will be available at www.OleMissSports.com.

Follow the Rebels on twitter at @OleMissWTennis and on facebook at www.facebook.com/OleMissWTennis.

#18 Ole Miss 7
Auburn 0

Doubles
1. Boxx/Guthrie (OM) def. Flickinger/Kasler (AU) 8-6
2. Rangel/Stephens (OM) def. Kurteva/Schippers (AU) 9-7
3. Bennett/Pfeiler (AU) def. Rohde-Moe/Jones (OM) 9-7
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
Singles
1. Kristi Boxx (OM) def. Emily Flickinger (AU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. Jen Pfeifler (AU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Erin Stephens (OM) def. Plamena Kurteva (AU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Julia Jones (OM) def. Paulia Schippers (AU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Abby Guthrie (OM) def. Jacqueline Kasler (AU) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(7)
6. Vivian Vlaar (OM) def. Olivia Bennett (AU) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(1)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 4, 6, 2, 5

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