Saturday, December 3, 2022

Women Netters On The Road

Team Remained No. 37 In This Week’s Rankings

From Ole Miss Sports 

Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain
Photo by UM Photographer Kevin Bain

The No. 37 nationally ranked Ole Miss women’s tennis team, winners of five in a row, will hit the road this weekend to face No. 2 Florida and No. 29 South Carolina.  The Rebels and Gators will meet at 4 p.m. CT, Friday at the Ring Tennis Complex.

The Rebels are coming off a doubleheader sweep of Southern Miss last Sunday, winning both matches 4-0.  Prior to that, the team downed arch-rival Mississippi State 4-1 to win their 24th straight in the series.

“This is a tough road trip, beginning with playing in Gainesville,” head coach Mark Beyerssaid.  “They’ve won 120 something matches in a row, but we are definitely going to give it a shot and see if we can come up with a win and then do the same thing in Columbia on Sunday.”

Florida swept LSU and Arkansas last weekend to improve to 15-2 overall and 8-1 in the SEC.  The Gators are led by the nation’s No. 1 ranked player, Lauren Embree, who sports a perfect 13-0 record at No. 1 singles, 8-0 in the SEC.

On Sunday, the Rebels will face the Gamecocks at 12:30 p.m.  South Carolina defeated LSU and Arkansas last weekend to move to 11-8 overall and 4-5 in the SEC.   The Gamecocks are led by Jaklin Alawi, who is ranked No. 87 in singles with a 5-10 record at No. 1.

Both matches will feature live scoring, which can be accessed by going to and clicking on the link in the calendar.