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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nik Scholtz

OM’s Hansson ‘learning every day’ as head coach

For eight seasons under then-Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick, Toby Hansson was an assistant. Last summer Chadwick retired, giving the reins to Hansson as the Rebels’ new head coach. It was an up-and-down year for the Bjarred, Sweden native where the learning curve was ever constant. (June 5, 2015, Page 6A)

Jones’, Sholtz’s oustanding Ole Miss careers come to a close at NCAASs

WACO, Texas – Someone once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” For Ole Miss women’s tennis senior Julia Jones the latest chapter of her life came to a close Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship. (May 22, 2015, Page 6A)

Tough loss for Ole Miss’ Scholtz in NCAA singles

Ole Miss men’s tennis senior Nik Scholtz tweeted after his NCAA singles first round match “Some things are just not meant to be….”  It was about as tough a way to finish up his singles career as one can imagine, serving for the match against the nation’s No. 1 ranked player, before seeing Oklahoma’s Axel Alvarez rally to win it in three. Scholtz, ranked No. 18, was up a set and serving for the match at 5-3. He had two match points, but Alvarez rallied to get the break and then held serve for 5-5. It would go to a tiebreaker, and Alvarez jumped out to an early lead and held on to win it 7-6(3). (May 21, 2015, Page 7)

History calls Ole Miss’ Scholtz in NCAAs

When he discussed his reasons for returning for his final year, Ole Miss men’s tennis senior Nik Scholtz talked about wanting to win a national championship, team or individual, becoming the first four-time All-American in the history of the program and graduating. (May 20, 2015, Page 5A)

Ole Miss’ season ends with loss to Columbia

Senior Nik Scholtz won his final home match in a Rebel uniform, but it was not enough as the No. 14 Ole Miss men’s tennis team fell to Columbia, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in the NCAA second round at the Palmer-Salloum Tennis Center. (May 10, 2015, Page 4B)

Ole Miss tennis prepares for NCAAs

The Ole Miss men’s and women’s tennis teams begin their respective journeys in the NCAA Tournament. The men will host the first and second rounds this weekend as the women travel to Miami, Florida. (May 7, 2015, Page 7)

No. 14 OM beats South Carolina 4-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The first meeting between the No. 14 Ole Miss men’s tennis team and South Carolina was at a neutral site. This time the two teams faced off in Columbia, but the result was the same, as the Rebels rallied again to defeat the Gamecocks 4-2 at the Carolina Tennis Stadium. (April 10, 2015, Page 7A)

No. 13 Ole Miss netters shut out Florida in top-25 matchup

In the first meeting this year between the No. 13 Ole miss men’s tennis team and No. 15 Florida, it came down to the wire, but Sunday it was all Rebels from the beginning as they won the doubles point and the top three singles positions to shut out the Gators 4-0 in front of a large crowd at the Gillom Sports Center. (March 23, 2015, Page 6)

No. 13 Rebels beat Arkansas, 4-1

In a match that started outside at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center and finished indoors at the Gillom Sports Center, the No. 13 ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team powered past Arkansas 4-1 here Thursday night. With their 28th straight win in the series, the Rebels improved to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. They are off until next weekend, when they host Auburn and Florida. (March 13, 2015, Page 7)

No. 13 Rebels drop match to No. 2 Baylor

In front of a boisterous packed house at the Gillom Sports Center Tuesday night, the No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team gave No. 2 Baylor all they wanted despite playing without one of their top players, before dropping a 4-1 decision. (March 11, 2015, Page 6)

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