No. 9 Rebels to Face Baylor on the Road
Feb. 16, 2018

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OXFORD, Miss –
Back in the top 10 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season, the No. 9-ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team heads to Waco, Texas this weekend to face Baylor Saturday at 1 p.m.

Follow Along…
Fans can watch the match on Saturday via live streaming through Playsight and or follow live scoring. Also follow @OleMissWTennis on Twitter for updates. 

Last Time Out… 
Last weekend the Rebels went 2-1 at the National Team Indoor Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. After an opening round loss to eventual champion and now No. 1 North Carolina, the Rebels bounced back to defeat then-No. 13 UCLA 4-3 and then-No. 11 Texas 4-2. In the win against Texas, senior Arianne Hartono beat the No. 1 ranked player to lead the comeback after the Rebels had dropped the doubles point. Junior Tea Jandric went 3-0 in singles, including two ranked wins. She clinched the comeback win against UCLA.

Hartono Earns Second SEC Honor…
For the second time in three weeks, senior Arianne Hartono was named the SEC Player of the Week. She helped the Rebels to a 2-1 record at the ITA National Indoor including wins against then-No. 13 UCLA and then-No. 11 Texas. Hartono beat the No. 1 ranked player in straight sets to give the Rebels a 3-2 lead and set up her teammate for the match-clinching win against Texas. Against UCLA, Hartono beat the No. 12 ranked player in straight sets. Hartono improved to 15-4 overall and 6-0 at No. 1 singles. She has won eight in a row this spring.

Scouting Baylor...
Baylor comes into the match at 2-4 and receiving votes in the latest Oracle/ITA Rankings. They are coming off a 5-2 loss at home to UCF. This will mark Baylor’s second top 10 opponent as they lost to No. 3 Vanderbilt 6-1 in their third match of the season. The Bears are led by freshman Livia Kraus, who is ranked No. 101 with an 11-3 overall record.  

Rebels vs. Bears…
This will be the sixth meeting between Ole Miss and Baylor and the first since 2008. Baylor leads the all-time series 3-2. The Rebels won the first two meetings, but the Bears have taken the last three. 

Rebels Back in the Top 10…
In the latest Oracle/ITA Rankings released Wednesday, the Rebels (6-1) moved up to No. 9. Ole Miss also moved up to No. 10 in the USTA College Tennis Top 25. It marks the first time since the 1999-2000 season for the Rebels to be ranked in the top 10. The Rebels’ lone loss is to No. 1 North Carolina, who won the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. 

Courtside with Head Coach Mark Beyers 
“This will be another tough assignment, playing Baylor on the road. We gained a lot of confidence and momentum out in Wisconsin and hope to be able to keep that going on Saturday. I am so impressed with our ability to handle adversity these last few matches, especially in singles.”

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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