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
Head coach Hugh Freeze called the Egg Bowl the most prized possession of this university's football program, and getting the Egg Bowl back should be enough motivation for his team entering Saturday's game against Mississippi State. An Independence, Mississippi, native,... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 17-23, 2014Men's Basketball- Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with wins over Southern University and Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, improving to 3-1 on the season.- Ole Miss... read more
Senior cornerback Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year, will represent Ole Miss as one of 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which honors the... read more
It's that busy time of the year with the Ole Miss football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball teams all in action. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was in Ole Miss sports:- A slow start (17-0... read more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more