OXFORD, Miss.- Just beating the heavy rains, which loomed over the match
the entire afternoon, the Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team dropped a 5-4
decision to 17th-ranked Ole Miss on Friday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.
Following the setback, Tennessee drops to 13-10 on the campaign and an even
4-4 in the SEC, while the Lady Rebels improve to 13-6 overall and 5-3 in
After dropping the first set of her match with Mariana Eberle at the third
singles hole, 4-6, freshman Vilmarie Castellvi (Guaynabo, P.R.) showed
perseverance in rallying to deadlock her contest at a set apiece with a
6-4, second-set victory.
In the third set, trailing 4-3, the Tennessee freshman once again shook off
adversity to pull ahead 5-4 with wins in consecutive games. Castellvi then
won the match when Eberle's shot failed to clear the net.
Continuing her scorching play on the afternoon was freshman Crystal
Cleveland (Delray Beach, Fla.), who registered her 10th-consecutive triumph
with a 7-6, 7-5, victory over Irena Mihailova at the sixth singles
position. With the win, Cleveland is now 5-1 in conference singles matches
In doubles, the tandem of senior Candy Reid and sophomore Agnes Wiski
withheld a late rally from the Ole Miss tandem of Celeste Frey and Irena
Mihailova for a 9-7 victory at No. 2 doubles.
In the third position, the Lady Rebel duo of Alesya Ignatieva and Ivona
Mihailova clinched the contest for Ole Miss as they beat the UT pair of
Cleveland and sophomore Meiling Parks, 8-2. The top doubles was won by
Castellvi and sophomore Alison Ojeda by default.
The Lady Vols will next be in action on Sunday, when the squad continues
its journey in the Magnolia State with a visit to Starkville, Miss., to
face No. 24 Mississippi State beginning at 1 p.m.
Look for all the results in Tuesday's Daily Beacon.
Lady Vols fault to Ole Miss
Published: Mon Apr 10, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:13 p.m.