Rebels Win 25th Straight Against State

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Iris Verboven
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Iris Verboven
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 30, 2014

Results

STARKVILLE, Miss. - The No. 26 ranked Ole Miss women's tennis team secured their 25th straight win against arch-rival Mississippi State Sunday, winning four singles to top the Bulldogs 4-2 at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre.

With the win, the Rebels improved to 11-5 overall and 5-4 in the SEC.  It marked the team's fourth straight SEC fifth win overall in their last six matches.  

State won a close doubles point, but the Rebels rallied to pick up straight set wins in the heart of the order from Erin Stephens at No. 5, Julia Jones at No. 3, Mai El Kamash at No. 4 and the clincher from Iris Verboven at No. 6.

"It's great to get our 25th win in a row against State," head coach Mark Beyers said.  "We are proud of the girls, as this is State's best team in a long time.  We got a little unlucky in doubles, they were playing hard and playing at home.  But, we jumped out to some quick leads in singles and we closed out those matches.  Then Iris stepped up and closed it out at six.  Caroline was up at two, so we were in a good position to get that last point."

The Bulldogs took the early lead by claiming two tiebreakers at one and three doubles.  Zalina Khairudinova and Jones lost at No. 3 doubles for just the fourth time all year.  

Stephens came off the court first in singles, downing Naomi Tran 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles for her sixth win in a row.  Jones gave the Rebels a 2-1 lead with her 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3 against State's Timea Guibe.  

State tied it up when 66th-ranked Georgiana Patrasc defeated Khairudinova 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.  

However, the match didn't stayed tied long, as El Kamash earned her seventh straight win, beating Roseline Dion 6-1, 6-4 at No. 4 to put the Rebels back on top for good.  She is now 11-3 at No. 4 singles.

Verboven won a huge first set tiebreaker 7-6(4) and then finished off MSU's Petra Ferancova 6-3 in the second to clinch the victory and improve to 8-0 at No. 6 singles.  She has now clinched two of the last three SEC wins for the Rebels.

Ole Miss returns home to host South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the Regions Bank Grove Bowl weekend festivities.  The Rebels will face the Gamecocks Friday, April 4 at 3 p.m.

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

#26 Ole Miss 4, #75 Mississippi State 2
Women's Singles Results
No. 1
#66 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Zalina Khairudinova (OM)
6-3, 6-1
No. 2
Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) vs. Alexandra Perper (MSU)
3-6, 6-3, 4-3, sus.
No. 3
Julia Jones (OM) def. Timea Guibe (MSU)
6-2, 6-0
No. 4
Mai El Kamash (OM) def. Roseline Dion (MSU)
6-1, 6-4
No. 5
Erin Stephens (OM) def. Naomi Tran (MSU)
6-1, 6-2
No. 6
Iris Verboven (OM) vs. Petra Ferancova (MSU)
7-6(4), 6-3
Order of Finish
5, 3, 1, 4, 6
 
Women's Doubles Results
No. 1
#41 Perper/Tran (MSU)def. Stephens/Verboven (OM)
8-7(1)
No. 2
Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) vs. Dion/Guibe (MSU)
6-7, susp.
No. 2
Ferancova/Patrasc (MSU) def. Jones/Khairudinova (OM)
8-7(2)
Order of Finish
3, 1
 
Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 13-19)

      Monday, October 20, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 19

      Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Athletics

      It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more

    • Winning Formula for Rebels is No Secret

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Tennessee Motivational

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Tennessee Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Tennessee

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more

    • SEC Nation Talent Talks Ole Miss on Visit

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more

    • What They're Saying: Midseason Honors

      Friday, October 17, 2014 - Football

      At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more

    • Rebels Slow Offensive Tempo

      Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Football

      With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 7

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 7 - Texas A&M (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Defense, Tennessee

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more

    • VIDEO: Studio 18 Live 10.15.14

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • VIDEO: 'Can't Be Denied' Hype Video

      Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • VIDEO: Bo Wallace on The Dan Patrick Show

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Game-Manager Bo

      Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - Football

      Head coach Hugh Freeze admitted the offense played well enough to manage the game and let the defense win it.  Ole Miss leaned on its running game, rushing for 160 yards on 35 carries, while Bo Wallace completed 13-of-19 passes... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 6-12)

      Monday, October 13, 2014 - Rifle

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 6-12, 2014Football- The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels showed they belong among the nation's upper crust with a dominating 35-20 win at No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday.- Ole Miss jumped out to a... read more