Rebels register comeback win over VU
NASHVILLE – No. 54 Ole Miss collected wins in four of the six singles matches to rally past 13th-ranked Vanderbilt, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center.
The Commodores fell to 11-6 overall and 4-2 in SEC action, while Ole Miss improved to 4-8 overall and 2-4 in the conference.
Vanderbilt took a 1-0 lead into singles play after winning the doubles point on courts one and three. At No. 1 doubles, Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares took care of Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic, 8-5. To clinch the doubles point, Frances Altick and Georgina Sellyn defeated Vief Vlaar and Mai El Kamash at the No. 3 spot, 8-5.
Antal made quick work of her opponent in singles play at No. 5. The Wilmington, N.C., native defeated Milutinovic, 6-1, 6-0. Antal is now 6-0 in SEC play this season and 13-1 in dual play.
However, Ole Miss would then proceed to win the remaining five singles matches.
At No. 1 singles, Rohde-Moe defeated Lauren Mira in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0. In the No. 2 position, Julia Jones knocked off Casares, 6-4, 6-1. El Kamash defeated Colton, 6-4, 7-5, in the No. 3 spot. Erin Stephens recorded a win at No. 4 over Sellyn, 7-5, 6-0, handing Sellyn her first loss in the conference season. Vlaar rounded out the match with a win in No. 6 singles over Altick, 6-2, 6-4. The loss for Altick was also her first of the SEC season, while also snapping her eight-match win streak.
Vanderbilt begins a five-match road trip with stops at No. 12 Georgia Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. and No. 44 Tennessee Sunday at 9 a.m.
1. No. 37 Caroline Rohde-Moe (OM) def. No. 46 Lauren Mira (VU) 6-3, 6-0
2. Julia Jones (OM) def. Marie Casares (VU) 6-4, 6-1
3. No. 66 Mai El Kamash (OM) def. Courtney Colton (VU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Erin Stephens (OM) def. No. 74 Georgina Sellyn (VU) 7-5, 6-0
5. Ashleigh Antal (VU) def. Marija Milutinovic (OM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Vief Vlaar (OM) def. Frances Altick (VU) 6-2, 6-4
1. Antal/Casares (VU) def. No. 53 Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (OM) 8-5
2. No. 29 Colton/Mira (VU) vs. Verboven/Stephens (OM) 4-5, unfinished
3. Altick/Sellyn (VU) def. Vlaar/El Kamash (OM) 8-5
Order of Finish