Sept. 14, 2013
CARY, N.C. - The Ole Miss women's tennis team had a good day two at the Duke Fab Four Invitational Saturday, posting a 7-3 record in singles and doubles, including some ranked wins.
Junior Erin Stephens defeated Duke's 78th-ranked Marainne Jodoin 7-6, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Black Draw before falling to Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2. Carter is ranked No. 4 in the ITA preseason freshman/newcomer rankings.
In the White Draw, Iris Verboven posted a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Clementina Riobueno of Miami, who is ranked No. 69 in the nation. Junior Julia Jones posted two wins on Saturday, in the Black Draw. First she beat Katherine Oudin of Furman 6-0, 6-4, and then she downed Jana McCord of Texas A&M 6-2, 6-3. Sophomore Mai El Kamash also posted two convincing wins in the Blue Draw, dropping only seven games total in both matches. After dominating Lana Groenvynck of Texas 6-1, 6-1, El Kamash took out Alyssa Smith of Duke 6-1, 6-4.
In doubles, the Ole Miss duo of Stephens and Verboven downed Megan McCray and Karyn Guttormsen of Oklahoma State 8-1 in the Black Draw.
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Duke Fab Four Invitational - Cary, N.C.
Blue Draw Consolation - Mai El Kamash (OM) def. Lana Groenvynck (Texas) 6-1, 6-1. El Kamash (OM) def. Alyssa Smith (Duke) 6-1, 6-4.
Black Draw Quarterfinals - Erin Stephens (OM) def. Marainne Jodoin (Duke) 7-6, 6-1. Semifinals - Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Stepens (OM) 6-3, 6-2. Consolation - Julia Jones (OM) def. Katherine Oudin (Furman) 6-0, 6-4. Jones (OM) def. Jana McCord (TAMU) 6-2,6-3.
White Draw Consolation - Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. Iris Verboven (OM) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. Verboven (OM) def. Clementina Riobueno (UM) 7-6(6), 6-4.
Black Draw Consolation - Stephens/Verboven (OM) def. McCray/Guttormsen (OSU) 8-1.
Blue Draw Consolation -- Nemchinov/Farah (WM) def. Jones/El Kamash (OM) 8-1.