COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Ole Miss tandem of freshman Kristi Boxx and sophomore Karen Nijssen advanced to the second round of doubles at the NCAA Championships Thursday with a three-set win over Hilary Bartlett and Taylor Marable of Princeton.
Boxx and Nijssen, ranked No. 16 in the nation, got off to a great start, breaking at 4-3 in the first set and serving it out for 6-3. However, the Princeton duo broke right away in the second set and went on to win it 6-2 to even the match up.
The All-SEC pair came back and broke the Princeton team in the first game of the third set and never looked back, going on to win 6-2 and advance to a second round meeting against Csilla Borsanyi and Lenka Broosova of Baylor, who upset a seeded team in their first round match. Boxx and Nijssen have now won six in a row.
Earlier in the day in singles, Boxx lost her second round singles match to the No. 2 seed, Miami’s Julia Cohen, 6-2, 6-3.
NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – COLLEGE STATION, Texas
Second Round – Julia Cohen (UM) def. Kristi Boxx (OM) 6-2, 6-3
First Round – Boxx/Karen Nijssen (OM) def. Hilary Bartlett/Taylor Marable (PU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.