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)
The Ole Miss women’s tennis team is riding high Tuesday with the addition of blue chip recruit Julia Jones. Jones signed an Southeastern Conference Award letter to become a member of the team. Jones, who hails from Seminole, Fla., rose to as high as No. 6 in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net and No. 1 in Florida.
“The signing of Julia Jones increases the level of this recruiting class,” Ole Miss coach Mark Beyers said. “This class is going to make an immediate impact, and Julia is among those. She was a highly recruited student-athlete.” (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 9)
Playing without junior All-American Kristi Boxx for the second match in a row, the Ole Miss women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 10 Vanderbilt at the Currey Tennis Center on Sunday. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)
In their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play, the No. 24 Ole Miss women’s tennis team will host Middle Tennessee State Friday at 2 p.m. at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.
The Rebels come into the match at 4-2 overall. In their first outdoor match of the season last Saturday, the Rebels shut out Troy 7-0 to improve to 18-3 at home dating back to the 2009 season. (February 24, 2011, Page 7)
Freshman Caroline Rohde-Moe came up big in just her second dual match for the Lady Rebels, clinching a come-from-behind 4-3 victory for the No. 17 Ole Miss women’s tennis team against No. 27 SMU in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Sunday at the Goodfriend Tennis Center. (more…) (January 31, 2011, Page 8)
The No. 18 Ole Miss women’s tennis team concluded a successful opening weekend to the 2011 season Sunday by winning five of six singles matches against Missouri at the Memphis Winter Invitational. For the weekend, the Rebels went 24-3 in singles and doubles at the Racquet Club of Memphis. (more…) (January 17, 2011, Page 7)
The Ole Miss men and women’s tennis teams will begin the 2011 season ranked No. 18 in the nation as the preseason ITA National Rankings were announced Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. (more…) (January 6, 2011, Page 7)