JAMIE BOORAS * 1988
A strong doubles player, Jamie Booras, nicknamed "Boom-Boom" for his powerful serve, became one of the school's first tennis All-Americans in 1988. He earned the honors in doubles as a freshman. He and Dave Randall reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship in 1988 and were ranked in the top 10 in doubles for two years. In addition, Booras was named to the All-SEC Team in 1988.
Booras is currently in private business in Dallas, Texas.
DAVE RANDALL * 1988
Dave Randall put Ole Miss tennis in the national spotlight with a combination of stellar play and outstanding sportsmanship. For this, in 1989, he received the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award, the NCAA's yearly award presented to the most outstanding collegiate tennis player that demonstrates both great skill and exemplifies sportsmanship.
The Mississippi native was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection and an All-America honoree in doubles. He teamed with Jamie Booras to earn a top 10 ranking two years and reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships in 1988. He, joined Booras as the first tennis All-Americans at the University.
He won three SEC titles in his career at Ole Miss: the 1988 #1 singles crown, the 1987 indoor #2 doubles and the 1986 #3 doubles. In addition, Randall earned Academic All-SEC honors in 1987 and 1988.
Randall spent nine years on the ATP Tour, where he was a mainstay in the top 50 of the world rankings in doubles. He holds three ATP doubles titles, was a finalist 11 times and reached the quarterfinals of doubles at the 1993 U.S. Open. Randall serves as the director of tennis at River Hills Club in Jackson, Miss. A member of the Ole Miss M-Club Hall of Fame, Randall will be inducted into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame in 2014.
NICK BARONE * 1991
Nick Barone became the third All-America tennis player in Ole Miss history. He was ranked as high as No. 5 in the national rankings and earned runner-up honors in the National Clay Court Championships his senior year.
In 1991, Barone represented the Rebels in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he was selected to the All-SEC team. In 2006, he was inducted into the University of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame.
Barone is a professional at the Country Club of Jackson.
IVAN TREVINO * 1992
Arguably one of the top collegiate doubles players of his time, Ivan Trevino teamed with Mike Knowles to finish No. 4 in the nation in the 1992 final doubles ranking. They were selected as Tennis Week's collegiate doubles team of the month for April. Also, they became the second doubles team in Rebel tennis history to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships, advancing to the third round.
In addition, Trevino earned All-SEC honors in doubles and was named to the All-SEC Academic team three years. In 1992, Trevino was the only player in the conference to be named to the All-SEC and Academic All-SEC teams.
While playing for the Rebels, Trevino earned a Bachelor's Degree in business as well as a Masters Degree in business administration.
Trevino is currently working at MCI, Inc., in Miami, Fla., directing operations in Latin America.
MIKE KNOWLES * 1992
The success of the 1992 Rebels NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" team centered on its outstanding doubles play. The Rebels went 25-3 in doubles matches in dual match play and Mike Knowles had a lot to do with that. He teamed with Ivan Trevino that year to post an impressive season that earned them a trip to the NCAA Doubles Tournament and a final national ranking of No. 4. During April they were selected Tennis Week's collegiate doubles team of the month. He also was a member of the All-SEC team in doubles.
Knowles is an advertising executive in Dallas, Texas.
MOHAMED RIDAOUI * 1992
Mohamed Ridaoui changed the Rebels 1992 season from the outset. He blasted into the national spotlight as he claimed the 1991 National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships, earning the program's first ever Grand Slam victory. It was a remarkable accomplishment as he defeated the No. 1-ranked player in the country and defending champion Patricio Arnold of South Florida 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinals and No. 4 ranked Jose Luis Noriega of San Diego 6-4, 6-4 in the title match. Ridaoui represented the Rebels in all four collegiate grand slam events including the NCAA Championships. He was also selected to the All-SEC Team.
Ridaoui is a teaching professional and entrepreneur in New York.
JOAKIM APPELQVIST * 1994
Joakim Appelqvist led the Rebels to the NCAA Region III Championship and was the first player to reach the NCAA Final Four in singles. He was also named an ITA Academic All-American as well as being selected to the SEC Academic honor roll and the GTE Academic All District VI At-Large team. In addition to being an outstanding singles player, Appelqvist teamed with Ali Hamadeh to capture the Rolex Region III Doubles Championship and the SEC Doubles Championship. He earned All-SEC honors.
Appelqvist is the CEO for Tretorn Sports in Sweden.
MAHESH BHUPATHI * 1995
Mahesh Bhupathi blasted onto the scene as a freshman and left his mark on college tennis as one of the best singles and doubles players. He teamed with Ali Hamadeh to become the first Rebels to win an NCAA tennis title when they captured the nationally televised doubles championship in 1995. In addition to winning the NCAA Doubles Title, Bhupathi and Hamadeh became the first individuals in Mississippi history to be ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Bhupathi was the 1995 SEC Singles Champion, SEC Player-of -the-Year and finished ranked No. 3 in the nation.
In his first year, Bhupathi ended the season as the third-best freshman in college tennis and earned ITA/Tennis Match Magazine Rookie of the Year honors. He made the SEC All-Position Team as the No. 1 doubles team in the conference and earned All-SEC honors in singles, not only as a freshman but also as the only player who was not a senior.
Bhupathi is currently a touring professional. In 1999 he and his partner Leander Paes won the French Open Doubles Championship and Wimbledon. They were the first doubles pair in the modern era to reach the finals of all four grand slams in a calendar year. The duo ended the year ranked No. 1 in the world doubles rankings. Bhupathi will team back up with countryman Leander Paes in 2011 beginning with the Australian Open.
In 17 years on the tour, Bhupathi has won more than six million dollars in prize money and captured 51 doubles titles, including 12 grand slam titles. He won his 12th grand slam title in 2012, teaming with Sania Mirza to win the French Open Mixed Doubles title.
In 2009, Bhupathi teamed up with Mark Knowles to win the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada. They also reached the finals at the Australian and U.S. Opens.
For his accomplishments in collegiate tennis and on the world stage, Bhupathi was inducted into the ITA Collegiate Hall of Fame in May of 2010. As impressive as his on court accomplishments are, he is CEO/Founder of GLOBOSPORTS, a multi-million dollar entertainment agency.
REMI FENEON * 1995
Ole Miss dominated the doubles competition at the 1995 NCAAs as Remi Feneon and Johan Landsberg reached the semifinals along with fellow Rebel NCAA Champions Mahesh Bhupathi and Ali Hamadeh. Feneon and Landsberg ended a stellar year as the 12th best doubles team in the nation. They posted a 29-6 record with 10 wins against nationally ranked opponents.
In singles, Feneon clinched the match for the Rebels against Pepperdine and a trip to the semifinals at the NCAA Team Championships. He also captured the Princeton Invitational Singles and Doubles Titles.
He presently resides in New Zealand, where he teaches tennis.
JOHAN HEDE * 1995, 1996, 1997
Johan Hede enjoyed a brilliant career at Ole Miss ending as the winningest singles player in Ole Miss history with a 135-41 record. He became the first player in Ole Miss history to qualify for the NCAA Individual Championships all four years of his career.
Hede was a three-time All-American, three-time All-SEC selection, 1996 NCAA Semifinalist, 1996 SEC Singles Champion and 1996 SEC Player-of-the-Year. In 1996, Hede posted a 11-0 record in the SEC on his way to earning SEC Player-of-the-Year honors.
Off the court, Hede was named to the 1997 GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and was a two-time ITA Academic All-American. He graduated with honors in International Business.
One of Ole Miss' greatest moments was Hede's dramatic match at the 1995 NCAA Championships, defeating Georgia in front of a partisan packed home crowd, sending the Rebels to the NCAA Finals.
Hede is currently a financial executive in Stockholm, Sweden.
ALI HAMADEH * 1995, 1996
Ali Hamadeh, the highly regarded doubles player, made headlines in 1996 for his singles play. He participated in the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, as one of the nation's top singles players. Hamadeh ended the year ranked No. 6 in the nation with a 26-9 record and earned All-SEC First-Team honors.
In 1995 Hamadeh captured the NCAA Doubles Championship with Mahesh Bhupathi, defeating three nationally ranked teams to get to the final. The duo completed the season as the No. 1 doubles team in the nation in the Rolex Rankings and were named to the All-SEC First Team in doubles as well as the Rolex All-Star Team.
Hamadeh teamed with Joakim Appelqvist to win the Rolex Region III doubles title and then went on to win the doubles title at the SEC Indoor Championships making him the SEC Doubles Champion for 1994.
Hamadeh is an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch.
JOHAN LANDSBERG * 1995, 1997
Johan Landsberg concluded an outstanding career with his best season ever in 1997. He was recognized as one of the most improved players in the nation, reaching a top ranking of No. 3 in singles.
Landsberg posted a 38-8 overall record and an impressive 23-1 dual match record on his way to earning All-America and All-SEC First Team honors. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles.
A two-time All-American, two-time All-SEC selection and two-time ITA Academic All-America, Landsberg graduated with a degree in International Business.
In 1995, Landsberg reached the Semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships with Remi Feneon. The two ended a stellar year in doubles, ranking as the 12th best team in the nation.
Landsberg recently retired from the ATP Circuit. He finished 14th in the 2000 ATP Doubles Race and was a semifinalist at the World Doubles Championships in 2000. He won two ATP doubles titles.
Landsberg recently retired from the ATP Circuit. He finished 14th in the 2000 ATP Doubles Race and was a semifinalist at the World Doubles Championships in 2000. He won two ATP doubles titles.
SEBASTIEN DECHAUNAC * 1997, 1998
Sebastien DeChaunac enjoyed a phenomenal career at Ole Miss. He advanced to the 1997 NCAA Semifinals in singles and earned SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in leading the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship and a second consecutive SEC title. DeChaunac ended that year as the nation's No. 2 player with a 52-9 record that included 32 wins over nationally-ranked players.
In 1998, DeChaunac became the fourth Rebel to be ranked No. 1 during a season and was the SEC Singles Champion. A two-time All-SEC First Team selection, DeChaunac clinched the match against Boise State that put the Rebels in the NCAA Semifinals in 1997.
Off the court, DeChaunac was an outstanding student earning GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America National First Team honors in 1998. He had a perfect 4.0 grade point average and also earned Academic All-SEC honors.
DeChaunac is currently a touring professional. In 2009, he qualified for the Australian Open for the second time and achieved a season-high ranking No. 130 in the ATP Rankings. At the 2002 French Open Championships, DeChaunac defeated past French Open Champion Michael Chang.
DeChaunac currently heads ROLEX Promotions worldwide for Formula One Racing.
VIKRANT CHADHA * 2000
Vikrant Chadha made a major contribution to the Rebels during his four years. He teamed with James Shortall to advance to the 2000 NCAA Doubles Final Four in Athens, Ga. The pair ended the year ranked No. 12 in the nation.
Chadha was instrumental in the Rebels' reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1997 and 1999. In 1997, he clinched the win over UC-Santa Barbara that put Ole Miss in the Final Four.
In addition, Chadha was a huge key in the Rebels' SEC Championship run in 1997. He was the clinching match over Georgia that gave the Rebels their first SEC Tournament Championship.
During his career, Chadha won 80 singles and 61 doubles matches.
A member of the UMAA Honor Roll and the Chancellor's Honor Roll, Chadha received his degree from the University of Mississippi in May of 2001.
Chadha currently lives in Houston, Texas.
JAMES SHORTALL * 2000
James Shortall, ended his four-year career as one of the premier players in singles and perhaps one of the best doubles players in the country. He proved his prowess in doubles, teaming up with Vikrant Chadha to reach the 2000 NCAA Doubles Championships Final Four.
In 2001, Shortall ended the year ranked No. 35 in singles and No. 14 in doubles. He earned All-SEC honors in singles and doubles, while posting a 24-8 record, 12-4 at No. 2 singles.
Shortall ended the 2000 campaign ranked No. 51 in the nation in singles and No. 12 in doubles. He earned All-SEC honors and became the 14th All-American in the history of the program.
Off the court, Shortall was named to the 2000 GTE/CoSIDA District VI Academic All-America At-Large Second Team and was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He made one of the University's three honor rolls every semester of his career, and graduated in May 2001 with a degree in Managerial Finance.
Shortall resides in New Zealand with his wife and works in investment banking. He is also a spokesperson for Rural Farming in New Zealand.
ALEX HARTMAN * 2001, 2003
Alex Hartman completed a stellar career in 2003 by earning All-America honors for the second time in his career. He finished the year ranked No. 7 in the nation in singles and became just the second Rebel ever to record 100 wins in his career. Hartman finished his illustrious career with 106 wins and only 57 losses. He became the first Rebel ever to earn All-SEC honors all four years of his career.
Hartman qualified for the NCAA Championships all four years and was one of only three freshmen to make it in 2000. A two-time finalist at the SEC Indoor Championships, he led the Rebels to back-to-back SEC Western Division titles in 2002 and 2003 and to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" his junior year and the NCAA Elite Eight his senior year.
Off the court, Hartman was an outstanding student-athlete. He received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2003 and was a finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholarship. During his career, he was named to the Verizon/CoSIDA District VI Academic All-America team, an ITA Scholar-Athlete and made the SEC Academic Honor Roll three times. A regular on the University Honor Roll, Hartman graduated from the University of Mississippi in May of 2003 with a degree in Managerial Finance.
He completed his masters in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics in 2008. Hartman worked three years as an executive for Goldman-Sachs in London and presently is an investment manager at Altor and Private Equity Partners, an investment firm in Stockholm.
CATALIN GARD * 2003, 2004, 2005
Catalin Gard became one of the best to ever play at Ole Miss, finishing with 112 career wins and leading the Rebels to consecutive SEC Championships in 2004 and 2005 as well as the NCAA Final Four in 2005. He was also instrumental in the Rebels' winning four straight SEC Western Division titles.
During his senior year, Gard spent 24 weeks as the No. 1 nationally ranked player in collegiate tennis. He earned All-America honors becoming the second player ever to earn the distinction three years. Gard finished with a 33-6 overall record in 2005.
Catalin Gard had a stellar junior season, earning SEC Player of the Year honors after going 10-1 at No.1 singles against the nation's toughest league. He earned All-America honors for the second year in a row and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the nation. Gard helped the Rebels capture the overall SEC Championship and their third straight SEC West title.
In 2003, Gard became the 17th All-American in the history of the program after finishing his second season ranked No. 19 in the nation. Gard posted an impressive 30-11 overall record, 17-5 at No. 2 singles and helped the Rebels win their second consecutive SEC West title. At the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" in Athens, Ga., Gard won a crucial three-set match against Duke that helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Elite Eight.
Gard burst onto the scene in 2002 as a freshman, keying the Rebels' first SEC Western Division Championship. He posted an 18-4 overall record, 17-4 at No. 3 singles and went 8-3 in the SEC in singles. He clinched key wins over Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Off the court, Gard was named to one of the University's three honor rolls every semester. In 2004, Gard was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America District VI At-Large second team.
Upon completing his eligibility, Gard won two USTA Futures Tournaments during the summer of 2005. He returned to campus to finish his degree, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in May of 2006.
Gard is currently a touring professional. In the summer of 2007, he won several futures and qualified for the Romanian Open, his first ever ATP Tour event. He was named the ITF Player of the Month for June. Gard finished the year ranked second in wins behind Rafael Nadal and led all touring professionals with 95 matches played.
ERIC CLAESSON * 2006, 2007
Eric Claesson concluded an excellent career with the Rebels in 2007, by earning All-America honors for the second time. He teamed up with Erling Tveit to reach the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships and ended the year ranked No. 10 in doubles. Claesson, who finished ranked No. 80 nationally in singles, helped the Rebels capture the SEC Western Division Championship for the fourth time in his career as well as reach the finals of the SEC Tournament for the third time in his four years and advance to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen."
In 2006, Claesson became the 18th All-American in the history of the program.
Claesson ended the year ranked No. 53 in the nation in singles and No. 7 in doubles. He went 4-0 in singles and doubles in the NCAA Regionals to lead the Rebels to the "Sweet Sixteen."
An All-SEC first team selection, Claesson helped lead the Rebels to their fifth consecutive SEC Western Division Championship and the SEC Tournament final for the third time in the history of the program. He finished with a 36-13 overall record, 16-5 at No. 2 singles.
Claesson teamed with Erling Tveit for a 22-8 overall record, 19-5 at No. 1 doubles, including 9-2 in the SEC. The duo earned a No. 5-8 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championships.
His first two years (2004, 2005), Claesson contributed to the Rebels winning back-to-back overall SEC Championships and advancing to the NCAA Final Four in 2005.
In 2005, Claesson teamed with fellow All-American Catalin Gard for a No. 13 ranking in doubles. He finished with a 22-16 overall record, and won a pivotal match against Mississippi State as the Rebels clinched the SEC overall Championship with a 4-3 win.
Claesson currently resides in Sweden.
ERLING TVEIT * 2006, 2007, 2008
As a senior in 2008, Erling Tveit became the third three-time All-American in the history of the program. He teamed with Jonas Berg to advance to the finals at the NCAA Doubles Championship, cementing his place as one of the top doubles players ever to play at Ole Miss.
The pair teamed up together for the first time at the beginning of the fall of 2007 and ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. Tveit and Berg were also named to the ITA Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team.
Tveit helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh straight SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. Individually, Tveit became the second Rebel to earn All-SEC honors all fours years of his career and the fourth to record 100 wins in a career, finishing with 107.
In 2007, Tveit became the first Ole Miss tennis player to earn All-America honors multiple times in singles and doubles, earning the honor for the second year in a row. He ended the year ranked No. 16 in the nation in singles and No. 10 in doubles. Tveit teamed with Eric Claesson to advance to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Doubles Championship. He earned All-SEC first team honors in helping lead the Rebels to their sixth consecutive SEC Western Division Championship and the SEC Tournament final for the third time in four years and second year in a row.
Erling Tveit firmly implanted his name among the best players in the nation while becoming the 19th All-American in the history of Ole Miss men's tennis in 2006. In his first season at No. 1 singles, Tveit guided the Rebels to their fifth consecutive SEC West title, the SEC Tournament final and the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen." He went 18-4 at the top spot, including clinching the win over Mississippi State for the SEC West crown.
Tveit went 3-0 in singles and doubles to lead the Rebels to the NCAA Final 16 and then continued his excellent play, advancing to the Semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championship. He became the fourth Rebel to reach the singles semifinals and only the second to do so as a sophomore.
As a freshman in 2005, Tveit went 6-1 in doubles and singles in his first NCAA Championships to help Ole Miss advance to the NCAA Final Four for the fourth time. He played a major role in the Rebels' capturing their second consecutive overall SEC Championship and their fourth straight SEC West title. Tveit recorded a 21-2 mark in dual matches, including 9-2 in the SEC at No. 3 singles.
Off the court, Tveit received a $5,000 Postgraduate Scholarship as a finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition, he was a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a regular on the University honor roll.
Tveit earned his degree in December of 2008 and works for Ernst & Young in Norway.
ROBBYE POOLE * 2007
Robbye Poole concluded his career in 2008 by helping lead Ole Miss to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh consecutive SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6.
He qualified for the NCAA Championships in singles for the second year in a row and earned All-SEC second team honors. Poole was named the Most Valuable Player at the ITA National Team Indoor as the Rebels reached the semifinals for the fifth time. He also earned SEC Player of the Week honors twice.
Poole enjoyed his best season as a Rebel in 2007, earning All-America honors. He ended the year ranked No. 33 in the nation in singles and reached the round of 16 in his first NCAA Singles Championship appearance. Poole went 4-1 in the NCAA Team Championships in helping the Rebels reach the "Sweet Sixteen." He earned All-SEC first team honors after going 8-2 in the SEC. Poole finished with a team-leading 35-11 overall record, including a 19-5 dual match record, 10-1 at No. 3 singles. He was instrumental in the Rebels capturing their sixth consecutive SEC West title and reaching the SEC Tournament final. Poole was named the SEC Player of the Week for the week of March 5 for going 4-0 in singles and doubles in leading the Rebels to wins over Florida and South Carolina.
Poole finished his business degree in December of 2008. After playing several years on the pro circuit and reaching a career-high ranking of No. 390 in singles, Poole is presently the Elite Head Tennis Pro at Score Tennis & Fitness in Chicago, Ill.
JONAS BERG * 2008, 2009
Jonas Berg became a two-time All-American in 2009 ending the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and No. 23 in singles. The All-SEC first team selection spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles.
As a team captain, Berg helped the Rebels advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the ninth time and earn a final national ranking of No. 4. He helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season championship with an undefeated league record, the SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth straight SEC West title. In addition, Berg teamed up with Bram ten Berge to capture the ITA All-American Doubles Championship in the fall of 2008.
In 2008, Berg teamed with Erling Tveit to advance to the NCAA Doubles Final, earning All-America honors. The pair teamed up together for the first time at the beginning of the fall of 2007 and ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation. Berg and Tveit were also named to the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team.
Berg helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, the SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 6. Individually, Berg earned All-SEC first team honors and was named the SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player after going 4-0 in singles and doubles to pace the Rebels to the title.
In his first season (2007) with the Rebels, Berg earned All-SEC honors. He went 20-1 in dual matches, going undefeated until his last match of the season. He helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" and win the SEC West title. Berg became the third Rebel in the history of the program to go undefeated (11-0) in the SEC.
BRAM TEN BERGE * 2008, 2009
2009 was a banner year for Bram ten Berge capped by winning the Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award as the top male student-athlete in the entire league.
The two-time All-American ended the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in doubles and spent 14 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation. The All-SEC first team selection and team captain helped the Rebels advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the ninth time and earn a final national ranking of No. 4. Ten Berge also helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season championship with an undefeated league record, their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship and their eighth straight SEC West title. In addition, he teamed with Jonas Berg to capture the ITA All-American Championship in doubles in the fall of 2008.
In 2008, ten Berge paired with Matthias Wellermann to reach the semifinals at the NCAA Doubles Championships, earning All-America honors. The duo just missed out on making it an all Ole Miss final and assuring the Rebels of the title.
Despite missing nine matches during the season due to injury, ten Berge helped the Rebels win the SEC West Title and advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. In his first action since March, ten Berge, won both his matches in the NCAA first and second rounds to help propel the Rebels to their 14th "Sweet Sixteen" berth.
In 2006, ten Berge earned All-SEC honors and helped Ole Miss win the SEC West and reach the NCAA Final 16. He finished with a 13-8 record at No. 3 singles, which included clinching the win against Florida State in the second round of the NCAAs.
As a freshman in 2005, ten Berge played a huge role in the Rebels' advancing to the NCAA Final Four. He rallied from down 1-5 in the third set against Georgia at No. 5 singles to clinch the win and the team's fourth semifinal appearance. He helped the Rebels capture the overall SEC Championship as well as the SEC West title.
Additional academic honors include an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2009, induction into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in 2008. Ten Berge was also a four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and the 2006 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's tennis.
After graduating from the University of Mississippi with honors in Classics, ten Berge is presently pursuing his PhD. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.
MATTHIAS WELLERMANN * 2008
Matthias Wellermann teamed with Bram ten Berge to reach the NCAA Doubles Semifinals 2008, earning All-America honors.
The duo just missed out on making it an all Ole Miss final and assuring the Rebels of the title.
Wellermann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Tournament Championship, their seventh straight SEC West title, the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking No. 6.
An All-SEC first team honoree, Wellermann went 15-3 at No. 2 doubles with two different partners and helped the Rebels go through the SEC Tournament without a loss in doubles.
In his first season (2007) with the Rebels, Wellermann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC Western Division Championship and the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen."
Off the court, Wellermann was named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine CoSIDA National Men's At-Large Academic All-America Third Team. He was a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Wellermann completed his master’s degree in accounting and is working for KPMG in New York.
DEVIN BRITTON * 2009
Devin Britton made his debut in spectacular fashion, becoming the youngest NCAA Singles Champion ever and just the third freshman to win it, which includes John McEnroe. In addition, Britton became the first Rebel to win the NCAA Singles title and the first freshman in the history of the program to earn All-America honors.
The ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year ended the year ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles, earned All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. As a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week, Britton helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Elite Eight and a final national ranking of No. 4. He also played a huge role in the Rebels claiming the SEC regular season title with an undefeated record, and clinched the win over Tennessee to give the Rebels their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship.
Britton also clinched the win over LSU to send the Rebels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He posted a 26-9 overall record, 19-8 in dual matches, and went 15-4 at No. 2 singles. Playing in the top half of the lineup, Britton posted a 7-4 record in the SEC. The SEC Indoor Singles Semifinalist ended the year winning 11 in a row.
Britton is currently playing on the ATP Tour.
MARCEL THIEMANN * 2010, 2011
Marcel Thiemann became the 25th All-American in the history of the program in 2010 reaching the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals and accomplished the same feat in 2011.
One of the top players in college tennis, Thiemann ended the 2011 campaign ranked No. 29 in the nation in singles and No. 11 in doubles with his brother, Chris Thiemann. Marcel earned All-SEC first team honors for the second year in a row and helped lead the Rebels to their 18th straight NCAA appearance. He posted several top wins including beating the No. 6 ranked player to reach the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Marcel teamed with his brother to win the ITA Southern Regional Doubles title in the fall and advance to the ITA National Indoor Final.
In 2010, Thiemann ended the year ranked No. 19 in the nation in singles and No. 24 in doubles. Thiemann earned All-SEC first team honors helping lead the Rebels to their ninth consecutive SEC West Championship and the SEC Tournament semifinals for the eighth time in the last nine years. He was named to the first ever SEC All-Tournament Team.
Playing No. 1 singles, Thiemann posted a 15-8 record including five top 25 wins. He teamed with his brother, Chris, for a 10-1 record in the SEC at No. 1 doubles. Thiemann was one of just five players in the nation to earn All-America honors and be named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
In 2009, Thiemann helped lead the Rebels to the SEC regular season title and an undefeated league record. He went 3-0 to help lead the Rebels to their second consecutive SEC Tournament Championship. Thiemann was named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice as the Rebels won their eighth straight SEC West title.
Off the court, Thiemann is a two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a regular on the University Honor Roll.