PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The No. 13 nationally ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team concluded play at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic Sunday, earning five singles wins against players from No. 6 ranked Georgia.
In a battle of top 10 players, senior Jonas Lutjen, ranked No. 5, rallied to defeat No. 8 ranked KU Singh 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. Lutjen finished the weekend 2-1 in singles to improve to 16-4 overall.
Freshman Stefan Lindmark posted a 2-1 record, with his only loss coming to Singh. Lindmark defeated the nation’s 42nd ranked player on Saturday. In his final match, Lindmark beat Garrett Brassaeux of Georgia 6-2, 7-5.
Sophomore William Kallberg suffered the only singles loss on Sunday, falling to Georgia’s Ben Wagland 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles play this weekend was highlighted by a pair of wins over top 10 teams. On Friday, Kallberg and Forberg Skogeng defeated the Georgia duo of Wagland and Hernus Pieters, ranked No. 5, 8-7(3). Saturday saw Backstrom and Lindmark edge the seventh-ranked Cal duo of Ben McLachlan and Ricky McLachlan 8-7(8).
“This was a great tournament for early in the season,” head coach Billy Chadwick said. “We had good results, but most importantly, the team got a lot of quality matches in singles and doubles. We are looking forward to hosting the ITA Kick-Off Weekend next Friday and Saturday, and want to encourage all our fans to come out and watch some great tennis.”
Ole Miss will host the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 25-26 at the Gillom Sports Center. The Rebels will face Columbia at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25 and admission is free. The other two teams in the draw are Louisville and NC State.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE TENNIS CLASSIC Singles Ben Wagland (UGA) d. No. 95 William Kallberg (OM) 6-4, 6-1 Adrian Forberg Skogeng (OM) d. Eric Diaz (UGA) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(4) Johan Backstrom (OM) d. Marco Nunez (UGA) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 Zach Wilder (OM) d. Casey Kay (UGA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Jonas Lutjen (OM) d. KU Singh (UGA) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 Stefan Lindmark (OM) d. Garrett Brassaeux (UGA) 6-2, 7-5 Doubles Diaz/Brasseaux (UGA) d. Kallberg/Forberg Skogeng (OM) 8-5 Pieters/Wagland (UGA) d. Backstrom/Lindmark (OM) 8-5 Kay/Nunez (UGA) d. Lutjen/Wilder (OM) 8-6
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