No. 7 Rebels Fall to No. 13 South Carolina
March 3, 2018

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OXFORD, Miss. – The No. 7 Ole Miss women’s tennis team suffered its second straight loss to begin SEC play, dropping a 4-0 match to No. 13 South Carolina here Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.

South Carolina took the doubles point with a 6-1 win on court two and a 6-4 win on court three to claim the early momentum. The Gamecocks then won five of six first sets in singles to maintain a hold on the match.

Senior Arianne Hartono had her 10-match win streak snapped with a loss to 45th-ranked Hadley Berg at No. 1 singles to make it 2-0 South Carolina. The Gamecocks picked up straight set wins on courts four and five to close out the match. 

Quick Hits…
• The Rebels fell to 9-3 overall and 0-2 in the SEC.
• Senior Arianne Hartono saw her 10-match win streak end and suffered her first loss at No. 1 singles this year. 
Anna Vrbenska had her eight-match win streak snapped.

#13 South Carolina 4, #7 Ole Miss 0

1. #10 Arianne Hartono/Alexa Bortles (OM) vs. Paige Cline/Hadley Berg (SC) 5-5, sus.
2. Ingrid Martins/Mia Horvit (SC) def. Natalie Suk/Anna Vrbenska (OM) 6-1
3. Megan Davies/Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) def. Sabina Machalova/Allie Sanford (OM) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3
1. #45 Hadley Berg (SC) def. #16 Arianne Hartono (OM) 6-0, 6-2
2. #115 Sabina Machalova (OM) vs. #124 Ingrid Martins (SC) 6-3, 3-4, sus.
3. Natalie Suk (OM) vs. Mia Horvit (SC) 2-6, 4-2, sus.
4. Paige Cline (SC) def. Alexa Bortles (OM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Megan Davies (SC) def. Anna Vrbenska (OM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tereza Janatova (OM) vs. Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) 6-7 (4-7), 0-1, sus.
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 5

Next up…
The Rebels will hit the road next weekend for a pair of matches at Alabama and Auburn.

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