No. 4 Rebels Edged by No. 23 Vanderbilt

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Jonas Lutjen (Photo by Ignacio Murillo)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Jonas Lutjen (Photo by Ignacio Murillo)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 17, 2013

Results | Photo Gallery

OXFORD, Miss. -- The No. 4 ranked Ole Miss men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to No.23 Vanderbilt in the final match of the Spring Break Slam here Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.  

With the loss the Rebels are now 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the SEC.  Vanderbilt improved to 13-4 and 4-1 in the SEC.  
    
The Rebels took the early lead by winning the doubles, but Vanderbilt won four of the six singles to capture the 4-3 win.   

Ole Miss led 3-2, but then Vanderbilt evened it up by winning a three-setter at four.  All eyes then turned to court six where senior Adrian Forberg-Skogeng battled Vanderbilt freshman Rhys Johnson in the final set.  Johnson was able to break early and hold for a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win to clinch the team victory.
    
The Rebels had a strong finish at No. 1 and 2 doubles, beating Vanderbilt 8-5 and 8-6, respectively, to take the early 1-0 lead.
    
Both Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen helped give the Rebels their two singles points.  Scholtz, ranked No. 14 in the nation, won in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 beating 19th-ranked Ryan Lipman, snapping the Commodore’s 12-match win streak.  Lutjen, ranked No. 13, pulled out a tough three-setter at No. 2 singles against 54th-ranked Gonzales Austin, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.  That made it 3-2 after Vanderbilt had won at No. 3 and 5 singles.
    
With the Rebels facing three straight SEC matches on the road beginning at LSU and Arkansas, Chadwick says the Rebels need to get a little bit tougher this week and get ready to go.  “We will have our hands full at LSU and Arkansas,” said Chadwick.      
    
The Rebels will take on LSU on Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Arkansas on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
    
Follow the team on Twitter, @OleMissMTennis and on Facebook, OleMissMTennis for the latest updates and scores.


Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Freeze, Rebels Focused on Auburn Showdown

      Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Football

      Not only will Saturday's matchup between No. 4 Auburn and No. 7 Ole Miss feature the first-ever meeting of top-10 team in Oxford, but it will feature half of the top four of the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 9

      Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 9 -LSU (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 20-26, 2014)

      Monday, October 27, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 20-26, 2014Football- Ole Miss took its first loss of the season with a 10-7 defeat to No. 23 LSU in Baton Rouge.- The Rebels held LSU to 10 points and created four turnovers (two... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 26

      Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Athletics

      In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. I was able to travel... read more

    • Rebels Fall Short in Death Valley

      Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Football

      BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ole Miss had its chances. The Ole Miss defense made seven points stand up for the better part of four quarters, forcing four turnovers and limiting LSU to just three points on its first three trips... read more

    • Three and Out: Ole Miss-LSU

      Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss travels to No. 23 LSU for an SEC West Showdown on Saturday. Stopping The Run Not just this year, but throughout head coach Les Miles' tenure, LSU's running game has been... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-LSU Pregame

      Friday, October 24, 2014 - Football

      Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more

    • Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play

      Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Football

      Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 8

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 8 - Tennessee (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Freeze, Miles Talk Ole Miss-LSU Rivalry

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 13-19)

      Monday, October 20, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 19

      Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Athletics

      It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more

    • Winning Formula for Rebels is No Secret

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Tennessee Motivational

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Tennessee Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Tennessee

      Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more