Men's Tennis Sweeps Alcorn State Twice
Jan. 21, 2018

Match 1 Results | Match 2 Results |  Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss men’s tennis team swept a pair of matches against Alcorn State Sunday afternoon at the Ole Miss Indoor Tennis Center to improve to 4-0 on the season.

In the first match, the Rebels swept the doubles point only dropping one game in three matches. The Rebels only dropped three games total in the three singles matches that finished. Tim Sandkaulen lost only one game in his singles match at No. 2 to make it 2-0 Rebels. Gustav Hansson followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 and then freshman Finn Reynolds clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles.

Match two began with singles first and the Rebels took straight set wins at two, one, six and four. Zvonimir Babic won his match 4-1, retired and then Filip Kraljevic finished his match 6-0, retired. Sandkaulen wrapped up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles and then Grey Hamilton clinched it at No. 4 with a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Quick Hits
•The Rebels are now 4-0 on the season
•Tim Sandkaulen improved to a team-leading 12-3 overall
•Sandkaulen and Fabian Fallert improved to 5-1 on the year
•Freshman Finn Reynolds won his first singles match with the Rebels, clinching the first win
•Freshman Cotter Wilson won his second match of his career and also teamed up with Reynolds for a win in doubles

At the net with Head Coach Toby Hansson
“It’s difficult to stay focused for two straight days of tennis, but I challenged the guys to do that today and they did a good job. We had great energy from the beginning and continued that it singles.”

On Start to the Season
“We wanted to keep the #mOMentum going, and not have any letdowns, and we did that today. This is a great start for us to be 4-0 heading into the ITA Kick Off Weekend. Good for us to build confidence, and we are looking forward to our next match.”

Ole Miss 4, Alcorn State 0

1. Sandkaulen/Fallert (OM) def. Parat/Gupta (ALCNM) 6-1
2. Hansson/Babic (OM) def. Kilumets/Stojanovski (ALCNM) 6-0
3. Wilson/Reynolds (OM) def. Rocha/Matas (ALCNM) 6-0
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1. #32 Gustav Hansson (OM) def. Kert Kilumets (ALCNM) 6-1, 6-0
2. #14 Tim Sandkaulen (OM) def. Johnatan Parat (ALCNM) 6-0, 6-1
3. #69 Zvonimir Babic (OM) vs. Suyash Gupta (ALCNM) 6-4, unfinished
4. Fabian Fallert (OM) vs. Stojan Stojanovski (ALCNM) 5-4, unfinished
5. Finn Reynolds (OM) def. Ivan Matas (ALCNM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Cotter Wilson (OM) vs. Nuno Rocha (ALCNM) 6-2, 2-0, unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 5

Ole Miss 4, Alcorn State

1. Tim Sandkaulen (OM) def. Johnatan Parat (ALCNM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Zvonimir Babic (OM) def. Kert Kilumets (ALCNM) 4-1, retired
3. Fabian Fallert (OM) vs. Stojan Stojanovski (ALCNM) 6-2, 3-0, unfinished
4. Grey Hamilton (OM) def. Suyash Gupta (ALCNM) 6-3, 6-0
5. Cotter Wilson (OM) vs. Nuno Rocha (ALCNM) 6-1, 4-1, unfinished
6. Filip Kraljevic (OM) def. Ivan Matas (ALCNM) 6-0, retired
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 1, 4

Next up
The Rebels head to Charlottesville, Virginia next week for the ITA Kick Off Jan. 27-28. They will face Columbia in the first round Saturday at 1 p.m. CT.

For more information on Ole Miss Men's Tennis, follow the Rebels on Twitter @OleMissMTennis, on Facebook at OleMissMTennis and on Instagram at OleMissMTennis, follow Coach Hansson on Twitter at @TennisToby.






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