The No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team concluded play at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic Sunday, earning five singles wins against players from No. 6 ranked Georgia. In a battle of top 10 players, senior Jonas Lutjen, ranked No. 5, rallied to defeat No. 8 ranked KU Singh 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Lutjen finished the weekend 2-1 in singles to improve to 16-4 overall. Freshman Stefan Lindmark posted a 2-1 record, with his only loss coming to Singh. Lindmark defeated the nation’s 42nd ranked player on Saturday. In his final match, Lindmark beat Garrett Brassaeux of Georgia 6-2, 7-5. Junior Johan Backstrom came back to top Marco Nunez 1-6, 6-1, 6-3, Adrian Forberg Skogeng held off Eric Diaz 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(4), while former Oxford High standout, Zach Wilder, rallied to defeat Casey Kay 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Sophomore William Kallberg suffered the only singles loss on Sunday, falling to Georgia’s Ben Wagland 6-4, 6-1. Ole Miss will host the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Friday and Saturday at the Gillom Sports Center. Ole Miss is slated to take on Columbia at noon Friday. Louisville and N.C. State are also in the draw. (January 21, 2013, Page 11)