Rebels Fall To No. 17 State 4-2



March 30, 2014

Results |  Photo Gallery 

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's tennis team won the doubles point against No. 17 Mississippi State, but could not find three singles wins, as the Bulldogs topped the Rebels 4-2 here Sunday at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center.

Despite a great day from senior Johan Backstrom, who won both his doubles and singles matches, it was not enough as the Bulldogs picked up wins on courts two, three, five and six to secure the victory.  

The match came down to No. 6 singles, where freshman Vinod Gowda won a huge first set tiebreaker 7-6(5) and took a 4-2 lead in the second.  He had multiple break points to go up 5-2, but State freshman Tassilo Schmid won nine straight games to take the second set as well a huge lead in the final set.  He closed out Gowda 6-1 in the third to clinch, just as Nik Scholtz was serving for his match at No. 1 singles.

Just as that was taking place, junior Nik Scholtz was serving for his 11th win in a row.  After winning the first set 6-3, Scholtz dropped the second set to SEC Freshman of the Week, Florian Lakat 6-2.  Scholtz saved three break points at 1-2 and 2-3 in the final set and then broke to go up 5-3.  He had eight match points in that game, but Lakat staved off all of them.  Scholtz has had seven matches go unfinished this year, including four now where he was leading in the third sets.

"The guys fought really hard and did a good job of getting the doubles point to put us in position.  The match hinged on six, where Vinod was up a set and 4-2 and actually had break points to go up 5-2.   When they were able to win that battle, it really tilted the match," head coach Billy Chadwick said.

The Rebels won the doubles point for only the fourth time overall, and second time in SEC play.  Scholtz and freshman Ricardo Jorge defeated. Lakat and Schmid 8-4 at No. 2, and then Backstrom and Joe Rogers won a tiebreaker, 8-7(1) to clinch the point.

State tied it up quickly, when Malte Stropp defeated William Kallberg 6-1, 6-0 on court two.  The Rebels regained the lead for a little bit after Backstrom finished off Zach White 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, but the Bulldogs took it back for good when Jordan Angus held off Stefan Lindmark 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3.

The Rebels are back on the road next weekend traveling to face South Carolina Friday and then No. 15 Florida on Sunday.

Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissMTennis and on Facebook at OleMissMTennis.

#17 Mississippi State 4, #48 Ole Miss 2
Men's Singles Results
No. 1
#16 Nik Scholtz (OM) vs. #67 Florida Lakat (JSU)
6-3, 2-6, 5-4, sus.
No. 2
Malte Stropp (MSU) def. #102 William Kallberg (OM)
6-1, 6-0
No. 3
Jordan Angus (MSU) def. Stefan Lindmark (OM)
6-4, 6-4
No. 4
Johan Backstrom (OM) def. Zach White (MSU)
6-1, 6-0
No. 5
Rishab Argarwal (MSU) def. Ricardo Jorge (OM)
6-3, 6-3
No. 6
Tassilo Schmid (MSU) def. Vinod Gowda (OM)
6-7(5), 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish
2, 4, 3, 5, 6
Men's Doubles Results
No. 1
Angus/Stropp (MSU) def. Kallberg/Lindmark (OM)
No. 2
Scholtz/Jorge (OM) def. Lakat/Schmid (MSU)
No. 3
Backstrom/Rogers (OM) def. White/Argarwal (MSU)
Order of Finish
2, 1, 3
    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;... read more

    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago



» «