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FIU Falls to No. 25 Ole Miss, 7-0
          Release: 03/13/2012
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MIAMI (March 13, 2012) --- The FIU women's tennis team (3-10) fell to the No. 25-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 7-0, on Tuesday, March 13 at the FIU Tennis Courts.

The Rebels (10-6) jumped out to a 1-0 lead, winning two of the contest's three doubles matches. Freshman Karyn Guttormsen and sophomore Giulietta Boha lost to the duo of Gabby Rangel and Erin Stephens, 8-3, while junior Rita Maisak and freshman Sarah McLean dropped an 8-4 decision to the No.7-ranked tandem of Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie. Seniors Christine Seredni and Lisa Johnson defeated Ole Miss' Caroline Rohde-Moe and Julia Jones, 8-5.

In singles play, Maisak lost to Boxx (No. 22), 6-1, 6-1, Guttormsen fell to Jones, 6-2, 6-2, and Johnson lost to Stephens, 6-4, 6-1, as the Rebels clinched the match, 4-0. Boha (6-3, 6-1 loss to Iris Verbocen), Seredni (6-1, 6-2 loss to Guthrie) and McLean (6-2, 6-3 loss to Rohde-Moe [No. 63]) each lost their singles matches to push the final score to 7-0.

The Panthers will host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Wednesday, March 14. The match is slated for 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Ole Miss vs FIU Panthers
Mar 13, 2012 at Miami, Fla.

#25 Ole Miss 7, FIU Panthers 0

 Singles competition
1. #22 Boxx, Kristi (MISS) def. Maisak, Rita (FIU) 6-1, 6-1
2. #63 Rohde-Moe, Caroline (MISS) def. McLean, Sarah (FIU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Stephens, Erin (MISS) def. Johnson, Lisa (FIU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Jones, Julia (MISS) def. Guttormsen, Karyn (FIU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Guthrie, Abby (MISS) def. Seredni, Christine (FIU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Verboven, Iris (MISS) def. Boha, Giulietta (FIU) 6-3, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. #7 Boxx, Kristi/Guthrie, Abby (MISS) def. Maisak, Rita/McLean, Sarah (FIU) 8-4
2. Rangel, Gabby/Stephens, Erin (MISS) def. Boha, Giulietta/Guttormsen, Karyn (FIU) 8-3
3. Seredni, Christine/Johnson, Lisa (FIU) def. Rohde-Moe, Caroline/Jones, Julia (MISS) 8-5

Match Notes:
Ole Miss 10-6; National ranking #25
FIU Panthers 3-10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,4,3,6,5,2)

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Senior Lisa Johnson
Senior Lisa Johnson

Courtesy: Roy Viera
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