Hartono Advances to NCAA Singles Second Round
May 24, 2017


ATHENS, Ga. – Ole Miss junior Arianne Hartono began her NCAA Singles Championship quest Wednesday with a straight set win in the first round against California’s Maegan Manasse.

In the first ever meeting between the two All-Americans in singles, No. 27 ranked Hartono struck first, gaining an early break in the first set and closing out 34th-ranked Manasse 6-2. Hartono went up 3-1 in the second set, before both players traded breaks. Hartono got the last break to go up 5-3 and then served it out 6-3 to advance to the second round.

In Thursday’s second round, Hartono will face Miami freshman Estela Perez-Somarriba, who is ranked No. 40 with a 30-6 record. Somarriba is one of 12 freshmen in the field of 64.

At the net…
• This is the 11th year in a row for the Rebels to have a representative in the NCAA Individual
Championships
• This marks the second consecutive year for Hartono to reach the second round in singles
• Hartono earned her 20th win of the year and now sits at 20-14
• Hartono also earned her 10th ranked win of the year
• Hartono will play twice on Thursday, as she and freshman Alexa Bortles begin their doubles quest against No. 17 ranked Julia O’Loughlin and Maureen Slattery of Denver

Thoughts from head coach Mark Beyers…
“Great win for Ari over a very experienced player, who has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation. Jason (Ontog – associate head coach) had a great game plan for Ari and she executed the game plan very well.”

Results
NCAA Singles Championship
First round – #27 Arianne Hartono (OM) def. #34 Maegan Manasse (CAL) 6-2, 6-3

For more information on Ole Miss Women's Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWTennis, on Facebook at OleMissWTennis and on Instagram at OleMissWTennis.  Also follow Coach Beyers on Twitter, @MarkBeyers.


 

 

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