Rebels Earn Six Wins At Ranked+1 Invite Lutjen Remains Undefeated
Adrian Forberg Skogeng
Sept. 21, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Ole Miss men's tennis team had a successful first day at the Ranked+1 Invitational hosted by Virginia at the Snyder Tennis Center, earning three wins in doubles and three in singles Friday.
The day began with Jonas Lutjen and Johan Backstrom winning twice and only dropping three games total to reach the finals of the Black Doubles. In the first round the duo defeated Julian Childers and Jared Hiltzik of Illinois 8-3 before shutting out the Radford team of Joe Mills and Stijn Meulemans 8-0. Lutjen and Backstrom will Danil Zelenkov and Nikita Fomin of George Washington in the finals Saturday at 9 a.m.
In singles, three of the four Rebels posted straight set wins to reach the second round. Lutjen, ranked No. 21 nationally, remained undefeated with a dominate performance against Mills of Radford, 6-2, 6-0, in the White Singles. Sophomore William Kallberg defeated Virginia Tech's Amerigo Contini 6-3, 7-5, in the Blue Singles, and senior Adrian Forberg Skogeng held off VT's 96th-ranked Lucas Oliveira 7-6(7), 6-4, in the Gold Singles. Backstrom dropped his match to Amogh Prabhakar of Wake Forest 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in the Orange Singles.
In the quarterfinals, Forberg Skogeng will face Mitchell Polnet of Virginia, Lutjen meets Ryan Shane, also of UVA, and Kallberg will play Thomas Hanzlik of Penn State.
Play continues Saturday with the finals of doubles and two rounds of singles.
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