OXFORD, Miss. -- Coming off two heartbreaking 4-3 losses to then-No. 5 Alabama and then-No. 17 Auburn, the Ole Miss women's tennis team heads out of state to face No. 9 Georgia and Tennessee.
Following the two close losses to the Crimson Tide and the Tigers, Ole Miss sits at 2-6 and 0-2 in SEC play. The Rebels will be looking to turn around a tough start to the season with a stretch of four straight away matches that begin in Athens, Ga., on Friday against the Bulldogs at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The match will begin at 3 p.m. CT.
"We are excited for our first SEC road trip," head coach Mark Beyers said. "Even though we lost both matches last week 4-3, we showed we can play with any team in the country. We had a great week of practice and the girls are eager for another opportunity to knock off a top 10 team."
The Rebels are lead by No. 39 ranked Caroline Rohde-Moe who comes in at 19-9 overall, 5-3 at No. 1 singles. Rohde-Moe and Milutinovic form the No. 46 ranked doubles team.
Georgia comes into the match with a 7-1 record, and 1-0 in the SEC after defeating Tennessee last weekend. The Bulldogs are led by Lauren Herring who is ranked No. 9 in the nation in singles. Georgia's Maho Kowase is ranked No. 15 in singles, Silvia Garcia is No. 97 and Kate Fuller sits at No. 116. Fuller and Garcia combine to form the nation's No. 9 doubles team while Kowase and Lily Kimbell form the No. 34 ranked team.
The Rebels will face Tennessee at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Barksdale Tennis Stadium. The Volunteers are 2-5 and 0-1 in SEC play, coming off the 6-1 loss to Georgia.
Tennessee is led by Brynn Boren who is No. 21 in the nation. Fellow Volunteer Kate Szekely is ranked No. 43 in singles. Boren and Szekely are currently the No. 5 ranked duo in the nation.
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