FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 17 nationally ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team picked up a crucial road win in the SEC Friday, without All-American Kristi Boxx in singles, taking out No. 29 Arkansas 6-1 to keep pace in the SEC Western Division. The Rebels travel to Baton Rouge, La., Sunday to face LSU at 1 p.m.
The Rebels (12-7, 4-3) captured the doubles point to take the early 1-0 lead. After the freshmen duo of Iris Verboven and Julia Jones won 8-6 No. 3 doubles, the sixth-ranked senior tandem of Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie finished off an 8-3 win at No. 1 to secure the point.
With Boxx out of singles, everybody moved up in the lineup. The Rebels answered with all three freshmen contributing big wins.
Verboven was first off the court, downing Catherine Parenteau 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6. Jones took out Claudine Paulson 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles, and then Erin Stephens completed a 6-3, 6-2 win against Stephanie Roy at No. 2 to clinch the victory.
“This was a very solid win versus the No. 29 team in the country, especially given the fact that we played without Kristi in singles,” head coach Mark Beyers said. “I am proud of the girls for stepping up when they had to play a spot higher than their usual position. Arkansas is a very tough well-coached team, and beating them in Fayetteville is no easy task. Now we’ll move our focus to LSU, another tough road match.”
Guthrie added a three-set win at No. 4, and sophomore Caroline Rhode-Moe picked up a three-set win at No. 1 to finish out the scoring.
Sunday’s match will feature live scoring, which can be accessed by going to www.OleMissSports.com and clicking on the link in the calendar.
THE SEASON: Ole Miss Basketball (2014) - Episode 7 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, here are each of the first six episodes of The Season: Ole Miss Basketball:Episode 1 (Season overview, Auburn, Mississippi State games)Episode... read more
In less than a full indoor season with the Ole Miss track & field team, Australian distance runner Daniel Bulmer has had a significant impact on the school record books and set the stage for a lot more to come... read more
What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
The Ole Miss women's basketball team looks to carry the momentum from a 73-71 overtime win over Auburn on Senior Day this past Sunday into this week's Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The Rebels are... read more
Ole Miss and Arkansas are both looking to improve their Southeastern Conference standing and possibly play their way into a top-four seed and a double bye to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament next week in Atlanta. The Rebels are... read more
Senior Bo Wallace returns at quarterback and will go through spring drills for the first time since 2012, having missed spring practice last year recovering from offseason shoulder surgery."I feel like strength-wise, I'm a lot better than I was at... read more
Audio of Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell's time on the SEC teleconference Monday as well as audio of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen and Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. Ole Miss is the No. 14 seed in this week's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss posted four straight walk-off wins this past week on the way to two wins over ULM and a sweep of UCF.- Junior right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis has not allowed... read more
To begin this week, we are ending 1995 for moment No. 24. This moment is another first for the Ole Miss tennis program and is the product of a true collective effort by Coach Chadwick and the Rebels.By now, you... read more
Photo GalleryA total of 25 scouts representing 22 NFL teams were on hand at Ole Miss' annual Pro Day Monday, including former Rebel Von Hutchins, now with the Oakland Raiders organization. Donte Moncrief, who participated in the 2014 NFL Combine,... read more