Rebels Bolster Future

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM <blank>
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 5, 2014

TWITTER: @OleMissWTennis | @MarkBeyers
FACEBOOK: OleMissWTennis

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss women’s tennis team bolstered its future with the signing of Arianne Hartono of the Netherlands and Sweden’s Caroline Kallberg, head coach Mark Beyers announced Monday.

“Arianne and Caroline are two very experienced players, with extensive junior careers,” Beyers said. “They’ve played a lot of international tournaments and are very experienced playing tennis at a high level. Both of them are going to make an immediate impact.”

Hartono, a native of Meppel, Netherlands, achieved a career-high ITF Junior World Ranking of No. 214 and is presently ranked No. 30 in the Dutch Senior Rankings.

In the summer of 2013, Hartono was the runner-up at the Dutch Under-18 National Championships and this past winter, won the National Under-18 Indoor Championship. She has played numerous ITF junior tournaments all across the world.

“Any time you win a national championship of any country, that’s a big accomplishment,” Beyers said.  “By winning the indoor national championship in Holland it shows that she’s playing at a level where she will be able to make an impact in college tennis right away.  She is a great student, and someone I know the fans are really going to enjoy watching play.”

Beyers talked about Hartono’s game, which makes up for her small size at 5-5. “She’s an aggressive baseliner who gets a lot of racquet head speed and is able to dictate play from the baseline. She’s also comfortable coming in to the net.  I know her coach very well, and she does a great job getting the players up to speed technically and tactically.  I enjoyed watching Arianne play when I was recruiting her and we are looking forward to having her wear the Red and Blue.”

Kallberg hails from Stockholm, Sweden and is the sister of William Kallberg, a junior on the Ole Miss men’s tennis team.

“I don’t think we’ve ever had that where we had a brother and sister here at the same time,” Beyers said. “Obviously William has one more year, so it’s special that they get to play alongside each other for one year.”

Caroline achieved a career-best ranking of No. 120 in the ITF World Junior Rankings, and No. 1 in Sweden.  She has won six ITF titles in doubles and one in singles and reached numerous finals.

“Caroline has an extensive record on the ITF circuit,” Beyers said. “She has won a lot of matches and with her experienced background, will also make an immediate impact.”

In addition, Kallberg has won the Swedish Championship six times in doubles and three times in singles.  

“She’s a good baseliner, very smart player.  She’s maybe not as powerful as some of the other players, but she counters and moves extremely well.  With Caroline and Arianne I think this is one of our best recruiting classes,” Beyers closed.

The Rebels are preparing for the NCAA Championships, which begin this weekend.  They will face Texas Tech in the first round Friday at 12 p.m. CT in Los Angeles. 

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally here...game week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more

    • Lindy's Sports Gives Seven Rebels Preseason Recognition

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -

      The preseason accolades just don't stop for the Ole Miss football team. Everywhere you look, Rebels can be found on preseason All-America teams. Lindy's Sports recognized seven Rebels for preseason honors, including four All-Americans. Four Ole Miss Football Rebels were... read more

    • Five Rebels Named Preseason All-America by Athlon Sports

      Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -

      With the season just 74 days away, members of the 2015 Ole Miss football team continue to earn recognition on Preseason All-America lists. Athlon Sports, the latest media outlet to release its 2015 college football preseason All-America team, gave five... read more

    • Sporting News Tabs Four Rebels to Preseason All-America Teams

      Monday, June 15, 2015 - Football

      Preseason All-America football teams continue to roll in, and Ole Miss has been well represented each time.Today, the Sporting News unveiled its preseason All-America first and second teams, which includes a total of four Rebels.OT Laremy Tunsil and DT Robert... read more

    • Athlon Sports Names Nine Rebels Preseason All-SEC

      Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Football

      Individual preseason accolades continue to pile up for the Ole Miss football team as college football magazines look toward the 2015 season. Athlon Sports is the latest magazine to release its preseason all-conference teams, June 10; the magazine named nine... read more

    • Eleven Rebels Garner Phil Steele Preseason Honors

      Monday, June 1, 2015 - Football

      The start of summer heat and vacations is also the start of another tradition - preseason college football magazines.One of the first to produce a magazine every year is Phil Steele, whose 2015 version includes about as many Ole Miss... read more

    • Football Signees Report for Summer Classes

      Friday, May 29, 2015 - Football

      Although they will not begin competing for the Rebels until the fall, several members of the 2015 signing class have arrived at Ole Miss to begin their college journey this summer. The first of two summer sessions offered at the... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more