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Chadwick Top Moments: No. 29

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Thumbnail image for 1992_Ivan_Trevino.jpgFor our 29th moment in our journey throughout Ole Miss men's tennis head coach Billy Chadwick's illustrious career, we recall the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win. 

In 1992, there were four matches featuring eight teams that had to play their way into the Final 16.  The other 12 earned automatic spots into the Sweet Sixteen.

Ole Miss, who defeated Clemson 5-3, was one of four teams to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  The Rebels would lose their succeeding match; however, they were recognized for their outstanding season with the program's highest final national ranking (No. 14).  When the dust settled three Rebels were named All-American and three made the All-SEC team.

The Rebels' wins that season included No. 9 Mississippi State, No. 17 Arkansas, No. 18 Tennessee, and No. 24 Rice.  The Rebels were led by the All-American trio of Mohamed Ridaoui and the doubles tandem of Ivan Trevino and Mike Knowles, who finished the year as the No. 4 ranked team in the country with a 31-2 record.  Trevino was the only league player named to both the All-SEC team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

"The success of this team centered on our outstanding doubles play, we finished our dual-match season 25-3 in doubles matches," Chadwick said.  "Ivan is a great example of the type of student-athlete we strive for here at Ole Miss, and we are very proud of his accomplishments on and off the court."

Friday, we will fast-forward a couple of years to recognize an additional outstanding team achievement.  Stay tuned to find out what the Rebel Netters accomplished.

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Special assistance by media relations student Wesley Boock.



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