Rebel Tandem Marches Into Final Four

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen
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Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen
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May 25, 2013

BLOG: Scholtz And Lutjen Look To Make History

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The ride continues for Ole Miss men’s tennis standouts Nik Scholtz and Jonas Lutjen as the third-seeded pair marched into the NCAA Final Four Saturday with a straight set win against the Georgia Tech duo of Vikram Hundal and Juan Spir.

Scholtz and Lutjen, ranked No. 3 in the nation, took out the 10th-ranked duo from GT 6-2, 6-4 in a match that had to be played indoors due to inclement weather.  The All-American Rebels broke to go up 3-1 in the first set and then held the rest of the way to take the early lead.  In the second set, Scholtz and Lutjen gained another early break and finished off Hundal and Spir without having to go to a third set as they did in the round of 16.

“I think it was one of our best matches of the season,” Lutjen said.  “We returned well, served well and we were focused throughout the whole match. It was a good performance.”

Their head coach agreed.  “This is one of the best matches they’ve played all year,” said Billy Chadwick in his 30th year coaching the men.  “Both Jonas and Nik served well and were also very aggressive on their returns.  It’s great to have another team in the Final Four, and we look forward to another great match tomorrow.”

With the win, Scholtz and Lutjen improved to 20-6 on the year and earned their fourth win against a top 10 team this year.  They will face Chris Camillone and David Holiner of Texas in the semifinals Sunday not before 3 p.m.  Camillone and Holiner knocked off the fifth seed, Hernus Pieters and Ben Wagland of Georgia in their quarterfinal match.

“From here on out anything can happen if a team is really good, and it’s going to come down to the wire for who is going to win it and who is going to lose,” Scholtz said.

This marks the second year in a row and seventh time overall for Ole Miss to have a team in the Final Four.   The twins, Marcel Thiemann and Chris Thiemann, reached the semifinals last year in Athens, Ga.  Scholtz and Lutjen will try to become the third Ole Miss doubles team and first since 2008 to reach the Finals.

The semifinals will feature live scoring, and if the match is played outdoors, live video.  To access live scoring and video, go to OleMissSports.com and click on the link in the calendar.  Follow the Rebels on Twitter, @OleMissMTennis for updates on the time of the semifinal match and on Facebook at OleMissMTennis.

NCAA Doubles Championship – Champaign, Ill.
Quarterfinals – Nik Scholtz/Jonas Lutjen (OM) def. Vikram Hundal/Juan Spir (GT) 6-2, 6-4.

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May 25, 2013

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