ATHENS, Ga. – The Ole Miss men’s tennis team went 7-2 on day one of the Southern Intercollegiates here Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in the team’s first tournament of the fall. The Rebels won five singles matches and two doubles contests.
Senior Jonas Lutjen, the No. 2 seed, defeated Dominique Maden of Clemson 7-6, 6-3 in Division I Singles. William Kallberg (9-16) beat Ryuji Hirooka of Kentucky 6-4, 6-3. Johan Backstrom had to rally in his opening match, but he did so to beat Oliver Strecker of Lipscomb 6-7, 6-4, 7-5. Rounding the winners in Division I, Adrian Forberg Skogeng topped Virginia Tech’s Mauricio Antun 1-6, 7-5, 1-1, ret.
Two Rebels made their debut Friday, with Oxford native Zach Wilder winning 6-4, 6-1 against Beauregard Treyz (North Florida) in Division II Singles. Sweden’s Stefan Lindmark dropped his first round match in Division I to Mississippi State veteran Zach White, 7-6(3), 6-2.
In doubles, the team of Lutjen and Backstrom (5-8) defeated Hunter Koontz and Lucas Oliveira (VT) 8-6. Forberg Skogeng and Wilder posted an 8-6 win over Michael Binder and Hirooka (UK).
Play continues Saturday with second and third rounds of singles and second round of doubles.
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