Rebels Fall To South Carolina
Iris Verboven

April 7, 2013

Results

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Coming off a loss at No. 2 Florida, the No. 37 ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team had another tough away match this weekend against No. 29 South Carolina Sunday at the Carolina Tennis Center, dropping the match 4-0.

Ole Miss started slowly for the second consecutive match as the Gamecocks took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The Rebels were up 5-2 at court three, but ended up losing the match 8-6 after South Carolina had won 8-1 at No. 1.  The No. 2 doubles match was in a tiebreaker when play stopped, but the Rebels led it 7-3 at one time.  

In singles, South Carolina took five of six first sets with Ole Miss’ Iris Verboven taking the first set 7-5 at No. 6 singles.  The Gamecocks were able to win matches at courts one, three and five to complete the win.  

“This was a disappointing result,” head coach Mark Beyers said.  “We had a big lead in two of the doubles matches but couldn’t close them out.  We fell behind in a lot of the singles matches.  On three of the courts we did a fantastic job of turning the match around.”

Ole Miss fell to 10-11 overall and 4-7 in the SEC, while South Carolina rose to 13-8 overall and 6-5 in the SEC.  

The Rebels will play a doubleheader at Tennessee State followed by a match against Lipscomb on Tuesday in Nashville before returning home to close out the regular season against Missouri and Texas A&M.

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Doubles
1. #50 Alawi/Kanakova (USC) def. #53 Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 8-1
2. Stephens/Verboven (OM) vs. Popova/Andersson (USC) 8-8 (6-5) sus.
3. Lechemia/Siles Luna (USC) def. Jones/Robbins (OM) 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 3
Singles
1. #87 Jakline Alawi (USC) def. #45 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) 6-2, 7-6(4)
2. Julia Jones (OM) vs. #98 Katerina Popova (USC) 2-6, 6-4, 1-1 sus.
3. Elixane Lechemia (USC) def. #82 Mai El Kamash (OM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Dominika Kanakova (USC) vs. Erin Stephens (OM) 6-3, 2-6, 3-0 sus.
5. Ximena Siles Luna (USC), def. Marija Milutinovic (OM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Iris Verboven (OM) vs. Josefin Andersson (USC) 7-5, 3-4 sus.
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 1



    
    
    


 

 

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