PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – For the second straight day, Ole Miss men’s tennis sophomore William Kallberg was involved in a big win at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic. Friday, he teamed up to knock off the No. 5 ranked doubles team in the nation, and on Saturday, he took down a top 20 ranked player in singles in straight sets.
Kallberg, ranked No. 95 in singles, defeated No. 19 ranked Nathan Pasha of Georgia 7-5, 6-4. With his two wins so far, Kallberg improved to 11-3 overall.
Freshman Stefan Lindmark also picked up a great win, defeating California’s Christoffer Kongisfeldt, ranked No. 42 in the nation, 6-0, 0-6, 6-4.
Both senior Adrian Forberg Skogeng and junior Johan Backstrom had chances to win their matches, but suffered three-set losses. Forberg Skogeng actually had match points against Garrett Brasseaux of Georgia. He served for the match at 5-4 in the second after winning the first set 6-4 but Brasseaux rallied to win 7-5 and got the third set 6-4.
Backstrom faced 16th-ranked Hernus Pieters of South Africa and nearly upset the South African. After dropping a close first set 6-4, Backstrom came to back to win the second 7-5. Pieters edged Backstrom 6-4 in the third.
The final singles win of the day came from senior Jonas Lutjen, who downed Cal’s Ricky McLaughlan.
The Rebels won another big doubles match. Kallberg and Forberg Skogeng had a big win on Friday, knocking off the No. 5 ranked team. This time, it was their teammates, Backstrom and Lindmark, who came up with a big win, defeating the No. 7 ranked team of Ben McLachlan and Ricky McLachlan 8-7(8).
SINGLES Stefan Lindmark (OM) def. #42 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 Diaz (UGA) d. Zach Wilder (OM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 #95 William Kallberg (OM) d. #19 Nathan Pasha (UGA) 7-5, 6-4 #16 Hernus Pieters (UGA) d. Johan Backstrom (OM) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Garrett Brasseaux (UGA) d. Adrian Forberg Skogeng (OM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 #5 Jonas Lutjen (OM) def. Ricky McLachlan (CAL) 6-4, 6-3 DOUBLES Pasha/Singh (UGA) d. #25 Kallberg/Forberg Skogeng (OM) 8-4 Backstrom/Lindmark (OM) d. McLachlan/McLachlan (CAL) 8-7(8) Singh/Pasha (UGA) d. Lutjen/Wilder (OM) 8-3
On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more
UPDATE: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Listen: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman ShowListen:... read more
All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more
Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more
Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more
Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more
NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more
Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more
The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more
Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more