Rebels Shut Out Missouri 4-0

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Julia Jones
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April 13, 2014

Results

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The No. 29 ranked Ole Miss women's tennis team bounced back from a tough heartbreaking loss at No. 10 Texas A&M on Friday to shut out Missouri 4-0 here Sunday at the Green Tennis Center.

With the win, the Rebels are 13-8 overall and finish the SEC regular season 6-7.  They will stay in Columbia for the upcoming SEC Tournament, which gets underway Wednesday. The Rebels earned the No. 9 seed and will face South Carolina in the second round of the SEC Tournament Thursday at 2 p.m.

Rain forced the Missouri match indoors, and the Rebels began the day by taking the doubles point.  After an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles from Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic, Erin Stephens and Iris Verboven closed out an 8-6 win at No. 1 to clinch the 1-0 lead.

With only four courts, the Rebels were looking to get an early lead in singles.  They did, taking three of the first four sets.  Mai El Kamash improved to 13-4 in dual matches, winning 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to make it 2-0 Rebels.

Rohde-Moe increased the lead to 3-0 defeating Cierra Gaytan-Leach 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 at No. 1 singles and then Julia Jones clinched it when she beat Kelli Hine 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

"This was a great bounce back win on the road after that tough loss to A&M the other day," head coach Mark Beyers said.  "The girls showed a lot of heart in a tough environment against a solid Missouri team.  Now we get a chance to recover for a couple of days, and get ready for the SEC Tournament here.  I feel we are playing well at the right time, and we can absolutely make a run in the tournament."

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#29 Ole Miss 4, Missouri 0
Women's Singles Results
No. 1
Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU)
6-2, 0-6, 6-4
No. 2
#91 Julia Jones (OM) def. Kelli Hine (MU)
7-5, 7-5
No. 3
Mai El Kamesh (OM) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU)
6-4, 6-2
No. 4
Erin Stephens (OM) vs. Madison Rhyner (MU)
6-4, 6-2, 3-2, sus.
No. 5
Iris Verboven (OM) vs. Alex Clark (MU)
1-5, sus.
No. 6
Marija Milutnovic (OM) vs. Cassidy Spearman (MU)
2-0, sus.
Order of Finish
3, 1, 2
 
Women's Doubles Results
No. 1
Stephens/Verboven (OM) def. Gaytan-Leach/Stuhlmann (MU)
8-6
No. 2
Rohde-Moe/Milutnovic (OM) def. Clark/Rhyner (MU)
8-2
No. 3
#74 Jones/Khairudinova (OM) vs. Hine/Spearman (MU)
2-6
Order of Finish
2, 3
 
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