Rebels Take Doubles At Ranked+1 Invitational

Jonas Lutjen

Sept. 22, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Ole Miss men’s tennis players Jonas Lutjen and Johan Backstrom teamed up to post an 8-3 win over the George Washington duo of Danil Zelenkov and Nikita Fomin in the Black Doubles of the Virginia Ranked+1 Invitational Saturday.

In singles, Lutjen, ranked No. 21 in the nation, lost his first match of the year, falling to Virginia’s Ryan Shane in the quarterfinals of the White Singles, 6-1, 6-4.    Lutjen is now 7-1 on the year.  Fellow senior Adrian Forberg Skogeng defeated UVA’s Mitchell Polnet 6-3, 603 in the quarterfinals of the Gold Singles before falling to Fomin (GW) in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-4.

Sophomore William Kallberg dropped a three-setter to Penn State’s Thomas Hanzlik in the quarterfinals of Blue Singles and then defeated Alex Van Gils of GW 6-4, 6-4 in consolation.

Play concludes Sunday with Lutjen, Kallberg and Forberg Skogeng all playing matches in consolation singles.

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Quarterfinals -- Thomas Hanzlik (PSU) def. William Kallberg (OM) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Consolation – Kallberg (OM) def. Alex Van Gils (GW) 6-4, 6-4.

Quarterfinals – Ryan Shane (UVA) def. Jonas Lutjen (OM) 6-1, 6-4.

Consolation -- Jaime Vazquez (VCU) def. Johan Backstrom (OM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

QuarterfinalsAdrian Forberg Skogeng (OM) def. Mitchell Polnet (UVA) 6-3, 6-3.  Semifinals – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Forberg Skogeng (OM) 6-4, 6-4.

Final -- Lutjen/Backstrom (OM) def. Zelenkov/Fomin (GW) 8-3.

Consolation -- Kallberg/Forberg Skogeng (OM) def. Vazquez/Argente (VCU) 8-5.

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