March 7, 2014
OXFORD, Miss. - In its fourth straight road match, the University of Tennessee women's tennis team fell 5-2 to Ole Miss Friday afternoon.
The Rebels (6-3, 1-2 SEC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead after capturing the doubles point and never looked back en route to the win over Tennessee (4-6, 0-2).
After Laurence Guevremont and Brittany Lindl fell 8-4 on court two doubles, the newly formed pair Joanna Henderson and Ambika Pande also fell, but by a 8-3 score on court three. Eve Repic and Victoria Olivarez' match on court one remained unfinished though the Lady Vols had a 7-6 lead at the time.
Ole Miss' momentum continued into singles play as the Rebels won the first three singles matches on the day to garner the victory.
Henderson fell 6-1, 6-2 to No. 104 ranked Caroline Rohde-Moe in her return to the line up at No. 2 singles. Guevremont dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 3 singles and the Rebels earned the match win as Iris Verboven defeated Tiffany Tavares 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.
Tennessee got on the board as Brittany Lindl downed Erin Stephens 6-3, 6-4 on court five to make it 4-1.
After earning a 6-2 first set win, No. 55 Repic fell 4-6 in the second set and was edged in the third-set tiebreak 10-8 by Zalina Khairudinova. Olivarez, who also split in the first two sets (7-5, 3-6) won her third set tiebreak by a 10-7 score to finish out the match.
Tennessee will be back in action on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. when they travel to Starkville, Miss. for a meeting with Mississippi State.
Tennis Match Results
Tennessee vs Ole Miss
March 7, 2014 at Oxford, Miss.
(Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center)
#49 Ole Miss 5, #42 Tennessee 2
1. Zalina Khairudinova, Ole Miss def. #55 Eve Repic, UT 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
2. #104 Caroline Rohde-Moe, Ole Miss def. Joanna Henderson, UT 6-1, 6-2
3. Julia Jones, Ole Miss def. Laurence Guevremont, UT 6-1, 6-3
4. Victoria Olivarez, UT def. Mai El Kamash, Ole Miss 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (7)
5. Brittany Lindl, UT def. Erin Stephens, Ole Miss 6-3, 6-4
6. Iris Verboven, Ole Miss def. Tiffany Tavares, UT 6-4, 6-3
1. Eve Repic/Victoria Olivarez vs. Erin Stephens/Iris Verboven, Ole Miss 7-6, unf.
2. Caroline Rohde-Moe/Marija Milutinovic, Ole Miss def. Laurence Guevremont/Brittany Lindl, UT 8-4
3. Zalina Khairudinova/Julia Jones, Ole Miss def. Joanna Henderson/Ambika Pande, UT 8-3
Ole Miss 6-3, 1-2; National ranking #49
Tennessee 4-6, 0-2; National ranking #42
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (2,3,6,5,1,4)