Women's Tennis Ready For Southern Regionals

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Julia Jones

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Julia Jones
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 17, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss women’s tennis team travels to Auburn, Ala., this weekend for the USTA/ITA Southern Regional, a four-day event at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

The Southern Regional, which runs Friday through Monday, features teams from the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.  SEC opponents Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State will be among the schools that will challenge for the individual singles and doubles titles in Auburn.  

Singles and doubles winners will earn direct entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in November.

The Rebels are coming off the Miami Invite last weekend, in which sophomore Mai El Kamash made the singles final and Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic reached the final in doubles.

“The Miami tournament was a good tournament for us, making the finals in both the top singles and doubles draws.  We got a lot of matches in against some very good competition,” head coach Mark Beyers said.  “Miami has been a perennial top 10 team, Purdue has been very good the last few years, and Auburn has a great team.”

Rohde-Moe will lead the Rebels in Auburn this weekend.  The senior is ranked No. 39 in the nation and was runner-up in the tournament last year.  With her performance, Rohde-Moe earned an at-large bid to the national tournament.  Ole Miss also expects a big run from El Kamash (9-4) and junior Julia Jones (6-2).

Junior Iris Verboven and sophomores Marija Milutinovic and Allie Robbins will also compete for the Rebels.

“The National Indoor is the most prestigious tournament in the fall, and probably the biggest individual tournament outside the NCAA Championships, so I know Caroline would love to get back there in singles as well as maybe earn a spot in doubles,” Beyers said.  “We’ve got some other ladies doing well this fall.  Julia winning the tournament in Little Rock and Mai making the finals in Miami, they have a chance to contend for the title.  It gives us more than one shot at it.”

The Southern Regional has been a successful event for the Rebels the last few years.  Former All-American Kristi Boxx took home the 2011 singles title and teamed with former All-American Karen Nijssen to win the 2009 doubles title.  The Rebels also had success in 2010, with former two-time All-SEC honoree Connor Vogel reaching the singles final and Boxx and Abby Guthrie reaching the doubles final.

Play will begin Friday starting with doubles at 8 a.m.  For a complete recap with results each day, go to OleMissSports.com.  

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