Tuesday’s local sports briefs include:
– Ben Hubbard made a hole-in-one at the recent Oxford Lady Charger Softball Benefit golf tourney played at the Country Club of Oxford
– ESPN announced Monday it plans to televise Ole Miss basketball games against Kentucky and Oregon this season.
– Ole Miss has promoted Lady Rebel assistant tennis coach Jason Ontog to associate head coach.
– Registration is open for the fifth annual Lafayette Commodore Baseball Golf Tournament set for Sept. 14. (August 20, 2013, Page 7)
VIDEO BLOG: Both of Ole Miss’ men’s and women’s tennis teams received good news Tuesday. (more…) (April 30, 2013)
For the second match in a row, the OIe Miss women’s tennis team battled a top-20 team for over six hours. Unfortunately, the result was the same, as the Lady Rebels suffered another 4-3 heartbreaker, this time to No. 17 Auburn. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 4B)
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)
The smile on Ole Miss women’s tennis coach Mark Beyers appeared to be wider than the Grand Canyon Tuesday evening. His smile, and super-positive attitude, were made possible by the NCAA tennis selection committee, who granted the Lady Rebels a spot in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships by hosting the first two rounds at Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center. (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)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Ole Miss women’s tennis team finished in the top four in the Southeastern Conference this year and five members of that team were named All-SEC Wednesday.
Senior Kristi Boxx became the second player in the history of the program to earn All-SEC first team honors all four years. The Grenada native finished 9-1 in the SEC in singles and 10-1 in doubles. She is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation in singles and No. 6 in doubles. (April 26, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford is known for being a tennis town and this weekend some of the best college teams in the women’s game will be at Ole Miss’ Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center for the Southeastern Conference Tournament. The four-day event begins Thursday with four matches. Ole Miss, the No. 4 seed in this year’s event, will play Friday at 3 p.m. against either No. 5 seed Vanderbilt or No. 12 seed Mississippi State.
For Ole Miss senior Kristi Boxx, who is ranked ninth in the nation in singles, the opportunity to host is a comfortable feeling. (April 18, 2012, Page 8)