Standout Mai El Kamash To Join Women's Tennis

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Nov. 20, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. - Mai El Kamash of Cairo, Egypt has signed with the Ole Miss women's tennis team, head coach Mark Beyers announced Tuesday.  She will join the program in January and bolster a lineup that already includes three returning All-SEC players.

An accomplished player, El Kamash achieved a career-high ITF Junior World Ranking of No. 63.  She also owns a career-best ranking of 920 in singles and 1209 in doubles in the WTA Rankings.  El Kamash has played in the French Open and Wimbledon Junior Championships and this past year represented Egypt in the Federation Cup.

"We're very excited to be adding Mai to our team," Beyers said.   "She has played at the highest level in junior tennis and brings a wealth of experience to our team both in singles and doubles.  In addition, Mai is a great student. She will continue our team's tradition of excellence in the classroom as well as on the court."

In addition, El Kamash finished runner-up in the African Women's Cup of Nations this year and won the Arabian Junior Championships in 2011.

The Rebels open the 2013 season Jan. 18-20 at the Michigan Invitational.

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