Rebels Drop Match At No. 15 Florida

Nik Scholtz

April 6, 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ole Miss men’s tennis Junior Nik Scholtz won his match in straight sets, but the Rebels dropped a close doubles point and No. 15 Florida picked up singles wins at three, five and six to secure the 4-1 win here Sunday at the Linder Tennis Stadium.

Scholtz, ranked No. 16 in the nation, rebounded from a disappointing loss on Friday, to defeat 78th-ranked Gordon Watson 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles He improve to 5-1 in the SEC and 10-1 overall at No. 1 singles.

That tied the match, after Florida had come away with 8-6 wins on the top two courts in doubles for the opening point.

Unfortunately, that was all the Rebels could muster.  William Kallberg was up 3-2 in the third set against UF’s Florent Diep, but it would not finish, as the Gators came away with straight set wins on six and three to go ahead 3-1.  The matter ended, when Vinod Gowda lost in three sets to Elliot Orkin 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.

The Rebels return home for a five-match homestand which begins Wednesday, April 9 with a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 11 a.m.

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#15 Florida 4, #50 Ole Miss 1
Men's Singles Results
No. 1
#16 Nik Scholtz (OM) def. #78 Gordon Watson (UF)
6-3, 6-2
No. 2
#102 William Kallberg (OM) vs. #108 Florent Diep (UF)
4-6, 6-1, 3-2, sus.
No. 3
Maxx Lipman (UF) def. Stefan Lindmark (OM)
6-4, 6-4
No. 4
Johan Backstrom (OM) vs. Diego Hildago (UF)
3-6, 4-5
No. 5
Elliot Orkin (UF) def. Vinod Gowda (OM)
2-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 6
Mike Alford (UF) def. Ricardo Jorge (OM)
7-5, 6-2
Order of Finish
1, 6, 3, 5
Men's Doubles Results
No. 1
Diep/Watson (UF) def. #75 Kallberg/Lindmark (OM)
No. 2
Orkin/Lipman (UF) def. Scholtz/Jorge (OM)
No. 3
Backstrom/Rogers (OM) vs. Alford/Hildago (UF)
Order of Finish
1, 2
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