LOS ANGELES – The Ole Miss women’s tennis team ran into one of the nation’s best teams in the NCAA second round, and saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 3 UCLA here Saturday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
With the loss, the Rebels conclude the season at 14-10, while UCLA (23-2) advances to the Sweet Sixteen in Athens, Ga.
"UCLA was the better team today," head coach Mark Beyers said. "Our girls battled hard, but UCLA kept coming up with the goods. I am proud of our team for making the NCAA Tournament and advancing to the second round."
The Bruins only had two losses coming into the match and had only lost five doubles matches between the three teams. They wasted little time claiming the opening point with an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles followed by an 8-4 win at No. 1.
The Rebels fell behind 3-0 when senior Caroline Rohde-Moe lost to No. 2 ranked Robin Anderson 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Shortly thereafter, No. 8 ranked Jennifer Brady handed junior All-SEC honoree Julia Jones a 6-1, 6-1 loss on court two.
The match ended when UCLA’s 13th-ranked Chanelle Van Nguyen defeated Rebel sophomore Mai El Kamash 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
This marked the sixth consecutive NCAA appearance for the Rebels, who rallied to knock off No. 26 ranked Texas Tech in the first round.
The future looks very bright, as the Rebels return five of the top six in singles and doubles next year and will welcome junior standouts Caroline Kallberg (Stockholm, Sweden) and Arianne Hartono (Meppel, Netherlands).
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