Ole Miss Men Sweep Jackson State
OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss men’s tennis team moved up a spot to No. 6 in the nation Tuesday, then went out and swept Jackson State 7-0 at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center to improve to 15-6 overall.
“The guys played well today,” head coach Billy Chadwick said. “It was great that we had the opportunity to play some of the other guys in the lineup. We are looking forward to a big match at Texas A&M Sunday to clinch the SEC West outright.”
Freshman Drew Galtney (Houston, Texas) made his debut for the Rebels, playing No. 3 doubles with senior Adrian Forberg Skogeng. They did not finish their match however, as the top two teams for the Rebels secured 8-2 wins to take the point.
Sophomore William Kallberg played his first match at No. 1 singles, and didn’t drop a game to JSU’s Ernesto Morales. Freshman Adriaan du Toit played his first singles match for the Rebels and won 6-0, 6-0 as well, at No. 6.
Redshirt freshman and Oxford native Zach Wilder defeated JSU’s Hernan Geria Reines 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5 singles to earn his first dual match singles win and clinch the victory.
Doubles partners Johan Backstrom and Stefan Lindmark followed up with straight set wins on courts three and two and then Forberg Skogeng finished off the scoring at No. 4 singles.
The Rebels clinched at least a share of their 10th SEC West title with Sunday’s win over South Carolina and head to College Station with a chance to win it outright. The match will begin at 1 p.m. and feature live scoring and video.
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Razorback Men Sweep Nebraska-Omaha
Omaha, Neb. - The No. 54 University of Arkansas men’s tennis team defeated Nebraska in back-to-back matches Tuesday afternoon at the Hanscom Brandeis Tennis Center, improving its overall record to 15-14.
“We went up to Omaha and got the job done,” head coach Robert Cox said. “We really needed these two victories and the guys responded well not allowing the Mavs a set.”
Arkansas played a full dual match Tuesday morning capturing all available seven points. Jovan Parlic, Mike Ward, Hall Fess, Pete Thomason, Christian Lee and Austin Robles all collected two-set singles victories in the first match of the day.
In doubles play the duo of Fess and Mike Nott captured a win at the one spot, while seniors Gregoire Lehmann and Ward blanked the Mavs on court two, giving Arkansas the doubles point.
The second match of the day consisted of four singles matches. Nott, Parlic, Fess and Thomason all won in two sets to give Arkansas the 4-0 dual victory, not even needing to play the final two singles.
Arkansas will travel to Baton Rouge, La., to finish out its regular season play this weekend. The Razorbacks will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning with No.20 LSU and closing the day with Jackson State.
The Southeastern Conference Tournament will begin next Wednesday the 17th in Oxford, Miss. Currently 11 of the 13 SEC schools are ranked in the top-25 with Georgia being at the highest spot of 3.
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Ole Miss Women Win Three on Tuesday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Ole Miss women’s tennis team swept two matches with Tennessee State both by 6-0 scores, and then later downed Lipscomb 4-0 on the road Tuesday to improve to 13-11 overall.
In the first two matches against Tennessee State, the teams started with singles, and the Rebels won all of them in straight sets. In the nightcap match against Lipscomb, Ole Miss won the doubles and three singles. Play was stopped after the Rebels had clinched.
The Rebels will return home to host Missouri, Texas A&M and Arkansas-Pine Bluff this weekend at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. First up, the Rebels will face SEC newcomer Missouri Friday at 3 p.m. Fans will enjoy free fried chicken at the match.
On Sunday, the Rebels will face off against No. 3 Texas A&M at Noon followed by a match against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 4 p.m.
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