Women’s Tennis Blanks North Alabama in Season Opening Doubleheader

OXFORD, Miss — Ole Miss’s women’s tennis (2-0, 0-0 SEC) kicked off the 2022 spring season with two lopsided wins over the North Alabama Lions (0-4, 0-0 ASUN) at the William F. Galtney Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday .

The Rebels took two dominant wins against North Alabama, beating the Lions 7-0 in the first game and winning again 4-0 in the second. The Rebels won both matches without losing a set in any played match.

Ole Miss and North Alabama played the first game in full and completed all games after the result of the match was determined. The two teams agreed to play to complete both singles and doubles for the second game, which led to the game being halted when the Rebels earned their fourth victory point. Ole Miss took the win in the second game in just 1:30.

Zadori River and Kelsey Mize stood out for the Rebels in both games. Zadori and Mize were the only Rebels on Sunday to win both singles and doubles games in both games played. Mize collaborated with Lillian Gabrielsen at number 2 doubles and Zadori paired with Elysia Swimming Pool at the No. 3 position. Mize’s 6-3, 6-1 win against Kalais Going of North Alabama earned the rebels the second game win, 4-0.

no. 80 Sabina Machalova earned two more singles wins on Sunday, both holding the No. 1 spot for Ole Miss. The Senior improved her individual record for 2021-22 to 12-5 overall, leading the Rebels in individual wins.

Anaëlle Leclercq-Ficher achieved both a single and a double win in her first collegiate doubles. She started on both No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles in the first match of the day.

Ole Miss has now won his home opener three seasons in a row.

Next one: Ole Miss travels to Atlanta this weekend to participate in ITA Kickoff Weekend promotion. The Rebels will face number 14 Michigan in their opening game on January 29. The winner of Georgia Tech’s regional draw will advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships.

Match 1 Results: Ole Miss 7, North Alabama 0

doubles

1. Sabina Machalova/ Anaelle Leclercq-Ficher beats. Payton Andrews/Gabriela Cevallos (UNA), 6-2
2. Kelsey Mize/Lillian Gabrielsen secure. Sydney Flesch/Juliette Talieu (UNA), 6-3
3. Elysia Swimming Pool/Zadori River secure. Lee-Taylor Bishop/Kalais Going (UNA), 6-4

singles

1. No. 80 Sabina Machalova secure. Sydney Flesch (UNA), 6-1, 7-5
2. Anaëlle Leclercq-Ficher beats. Payton Andrews (UNA), 6-3, 6-0
3. Zadori River secure. Kalais Going (UNA), 6-1, 6-2
4. Kelsey Mize secure. Juliette Talieu (UNA), 6-1, 6-0
5. Lillian Gabrielsen secure. Gabriela Cevallos (UNA), 6-3, 6-3
6. Elysia Swimming Pool secure. Lee Taylor Bishop (UNA), 6-1, 6-0

Results match 2: Ole Miss 4, North Alabama 0

doubles

1. Sabina Machalova/Anaëlle Leclercq-Ficher vs. Sydney Flesch/Juliette Talieu (UNA), 4-3 (unfinished)
2. Kelsey Mize/Lillian Gabrielsen secure. Gabriela Cevallos/Kalais Going (UNA), 6-1
3. Elysia Swimming Pool/Zadori River secure. Lee-Taylor Bishop/Makayla Loubster (UNA), 6-2

singles

1. No. 80 Sabina Machalova secure. Payton Andrews (UNA), 6-1, 6-2
2. Zadori River secure. Sydney Flesch (UNA), 6-1, 6-0
3. Kelsey Mize secure. Kalais Going (UNA), 6-3, 6-1
4. Lillian Gabrielsen vs. Juliette Talieu (UNA), 6-2, 1-0 (unfinished)
5. Elysia Swimming Pool against Gabriela Cevallos (UNA), 6-1, 4-1 (unfinished)
6. Eesha Gudiseva vs. Lee-Taylor Bishop (UNA), 7-6 (unfinished)

For more information on Ole Miss Women’s Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWTennis, on Facebook at OleMissWTennis and on Instagram at OleMissWTennis. Also follow Coach Beyers on Twitter, @MarkBeyers.

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