Ole Miss’ desired run in the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center was over before it got going as the No. 5 seed Rebels lost 4-3 to No. 12 Alabama Thursday.
After completing the indoor season in Seattle 10 days ago, the No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team turned their focus towards the outdoor season Wednesday when they hosted the Memphis Tigers. Conditions were not favorable, but after some early struggles, the Rebels managed to pull out a 4-2 win at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Ole Miss men’s tennis team will begin their 2013 season this weekend at home when they host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Kick-Off Weekend at the Gillom Sports Center. This will mark the beginning of the dual match season for the Rebels, who enter ranked No. 13 nationally. (more…) (January 24, 2013, Page 8)
The Ole Miss men’s tennis team is ranked 13th and the women’s team is ranked 18th in the ITA preseason rankings. Several individual players are ranked in singles and doubles for the teams, which open their season later this month. (January 4, 2013, Page 8A)
Technical difficulties due to weather related issues in Indianapolis caused Tuesday’s NCAA tennis selection show to be delayed by an hour. The extra wait wasn’t the best thing for Ole Miss men’s tennis coach Billy Chadwick, who could only remember not hosting the first two rounds of the tournament in 2009 even when it appeared like the No. 2 Rebels would be a lock. Fortunately for Chadwick and his team, the delay didn’t lead to more bad news. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss men’s tennis player Nik Scholtz was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, while Marcel Thiemann and Jonas Lutjen joined him on the All-SEC team. The announcements were made this morning.
Scholtz becomes the first player in the history of the program to earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors. The Caledon, South Africa native, also named to the All-SEC first team and the All-Freshman Team, posted a 7-4 record in the SEC at No. 1 singles and teamed with Lutjen for a 9-2 league record in doubles. Scholtz is presently ranked No. 13 in the nation in singles and doubles is the second highest ranked freshman in the country. He was recently named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after helping lead the Rebels to the semifinals for the 15th time. (April 26, 2012, Page 6)
The wait is finally over.
And boy was it worth it.
On Thursday, Ole Miss freshman Nik Scholtz made his highly-anticipated debut in front of a near capacity crowd at the Gillom Sports Center.
Scholtz didn’t disappoint at the No. 1 spot for the Rebels, defeating Southern Miss’ Matt Frost 6-2, 6-3. (January 27, 2012, Page 7A)
After dropping a tough doubles point, the No. 18 Ole Miss men’s tennis team fought back against No. 2 Ohio State, but in the end the Rebels’ efforts in the six singles matches fell short as the Buckeyes claimed a 4-2 victory at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center on Wednesday (April 15, 2010, Page 6)
A final push to capture the Southeastern Conference Western Division title begins this weekend for the Ole Miss men’s tennis team. The Rebels (13-5 overall, 4-4 in the SEC) host Auburn (8-9, 4-4) at 2 p.m. Friday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and then Alabama on Sunday at 1 p.m. (April 8, 2010, Page 6)