Rebels Drop Another Heartbreaker

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Mai El Kamash
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Mai El Kamash
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 24, 2013

Results

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped another 4-3 heartbreaker Sunday afternoon, this time to Arkansas, at the Gillom Sports Center.  

The Rebels (5-9, 3-5 SEC) held a 3-2 lead against Arkansas in the match, which lasted nearly 6 ½ hours, but the Razorbacks rallied, winning the final two matches at five and six to come away with the victory.

After sophomore Erin Stephens won in three sets at No. 4 singles to give the Rebels the lead, Arkansas’ Brittany Huxley finished off Marija Milutinovic 6-2 in the third at five to even the overall match.  

All eyes then turned to the final match at No. 6 singles, where Razorback Ana Belmar Hernandez was up a set, but Rebel junior Vief Vlaar appeared to be closing in on the second set.  Vlaar served for it twice at 5-2 and then again at 5-4, but Belmar Hernandez won four straight games to take a 6-5 lead.  Needing to hold serve to force a tiebreaker, Vlaar did, but Belmar Hernandez took it for a 6-2, 7-6(2) win to give her team the 4-3 victory.

The match began with Ole Miss taking the doubles point.   Caroline Rohde-Moe and Milutinovic won 8-4 at No. 1, and then Stephens teamed up with Iris Verboven for a 9-7 win at No. 2 doubles to clinch the point.

Freshman Mai El Kamash, ranked No. 66 in the nation, gave the Rebels a 2-0 lead when she downed Sarah McLean 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.   

Arkansas got on the board as senior Claudine Paulson defeated sophomore Julia Jones 7-6(6), 6-3 at No. 2 singles.  Paulson remained undefeated in the SEC at 8-0.  Jones had chances, as she led 4-2 in the first set.  Paulson rallied and served for it at 5-4, but Jones broke back.   In the tiebreaker, Jones led it 3-1 and then Paulson had two set points at 6-4.  Jones saved them both, but Paulson won the final two points to gain the early momentum in the match.

At No. 1 singles, Rohde-Moe, ranked No. 39, battled 68th-ranked Yang Pang of Arkansas in a close battle that went back and forth.  After dropping the first set tiebreaker 10-8, Rohde-Moe battled back to take a 4-2 lead in the second set.  Pang would not go away though, as she broke right back and eventually they would go to another tiebreaker.  Rohde-Moe saved several match points down 6-2 early on in the second set tiebreaker, and even held a set point before Pang closed it out 9-7 to tie it.

The Rebels return to action Wednesday, March 27 hosting a doubleheader against Jackson State beginning at Noon.

Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissWTennis and on Facebook at OleMissWTennis.

#51 Arkansas 4, #36 Ole Miss 3
Doubles
1. #46 Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) def. Paulson/Jonker (ARK) 8-4
2. Stephens/Verboven (OM) def. Pang/Huxley (ARK) 9-7
3. Surin/Belmar Hernandez (ARK) def. El Kamash/Vlaar (OM) 8-0
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2
Singles
1. #69 Yang Pang (ARK) def. #39 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) 7-6(8), 7-6(7)
2. #93 Claudine Paulson (ARK) def. Julia Jones (OM) 7-6(6), 6-3
3. #66 Mai El Kamash (OM) def. Sarah McLean (ARK) 6-2, 6-2
4. Erin Stephens (OM) def. Kimberley Surin (ARK) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
5. Brittany Huxley (ARK) def. Marija Milutinovic (OM) 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
6. Ana Belmar Hernadez (ARK) def. Vief Vlaar (OM) 6-2, 7-6(2)
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more

    • Six Rebels Among Inaugural Scott County HOF Class

      Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Athletics

      Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more

    • Freeze, Tuohy Conclude Play at Charity Golf Tournament

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Football

      In a tie for 7th place at 7-under, @OleMissFB takes home $30,000 in charity and scholarship. #CFAPBGolf pic.twitter.com/qd0JzilyYR-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 28, 2015 The Ole Miss team of head football coach Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy turned in a strong... read more

    • Tennis Teams React to NCAA Tournament Selections

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      The Ole Miss men's and women's tennis team learned their postseason destinations, as the men's and women's NCAA Tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The men, ranked No. 13 in the nation, are the No. 14 overall seed and will be... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 21-27, 2015)

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 21-27, 2015Baseball - During the five-game homestand, Ole Miss went 3-2 with a midweek win over Central Arkansas as well as claiming a weekend series over Alabama.  - The Rebels recorded 68 hits throughout... read more

    • Freeze Wins Long Drive Competition

      Monday, April 27, 2015 - Football

      With a distance of 287-yards, the 2015 #CFAPBGolf Coaches Division Long Drive Champion is @CoachHughFreeze! pic.twitter.com/ProCdgbbg9-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 27, 2015 Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze took home the long drive title at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- April 26

      Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Athletics

      Hugh Freeze and Ross Bjork embarked on the Rebel Road Trip, the baseball team claimed their weekend series over Alabama that featured the largest crowd of the season and the football program's NFL presence is expected to grow with the... read more

    • Bramlett Helps Rebels Complete DH Sweep, Clinch Series

      Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Baseball

      Ole Miss swept a doubleheader Saturday, defeating Alabama 10-2 in Game One and 4-0 in Game Two. As a pitching staff, the Rebels allowed just one earned run and scattered a combined 12 hits with 17 strikeouts compared to just... read more

    • Freeze, Tuohy to Rep Ole Miss at Charity Golf Tournament

      Friday, April 24, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will team with former All-SEC basketball player Sean Tuohy to represent the Rebels for the fourth straight year and compete for a share of the $520,000 total purse in the ninth annual Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football Season Tickets Promo

      Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Football

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Baseball Stars Wars Night Intro

      Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Baseball

      read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 14-20, 2015)

      Monday, April 20, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2015Men's Tennis- Ole Miss downed No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-1 to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the 16th time in program history.- The Rebels rallied to take the doubles point and then got... read more

    • Rebels Continue Push to Host in NCAA's

      Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more